The M256A1 Chemical Agent Detector Kit is capable of detecting and identifying hazardous concentrations of chemical agents in a large area. The M256A1 is used to confirm the absence, or detect the presence, of chemical agents. Use of the kit can also determine the type of agent present: nerve, blister, blood Lewisite or Mustard.
The kit contains:
One booklet of M8 Paper
Instruction cards attached by a lanyard to the plastic carrying case.
The sampler-detectors identify the following agents:
Nerve Agents (V- and G- types)
Blister Agents (CX, HD, L)
Blood Agents (AC, CK)
Mustard (H, HD, HN, and HT)
The kit does not need to be pointed in a certain direction for it to detect chemical agents, nor does it require a close proximity to work effectively.