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German Water Can 18 Liters
bill_c
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 10:40 AM UTC
Bob Card reviews Plus Model's 18 litre German resin Jerry cans.



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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 11:14 AM UTC
These were used extensively by the Afrika Korps, Dragon actually made some with their DAK troops kit. Usually they are dark yellow and stencilled "trinkwasser 18l". Not too sure what's up with the ugly speckled black paint job on the Plus kit. A specimen can be viewed on the Tennant's Auctioneer website ...www.tennants.co.uk - just google image Afrika Korps water container, if you have trouble finding it....HTH


..Also it looks like the finish is quite rough as opposed to the smooth metal of the real thing, and it looks like Plus has made the grab handles as a 'solid" item..if so, the DML ones are a much nicer offering, if you can find them...plus they come with the correct markings...
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 05:33 PM UTC
You just never know. Searched for everything but that.
Here is what they look like from the Techmili Web Site


Very few items listed at all.
So it looks like they should be fine to use as stowage for North Africa, just have to smooth them out to look like smooth metal. Not to mention the markings on the cans.
Thanks Julian for finding them.
Bob
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 06:59 PM UTC

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You just never know. Searched for everything but that.
Here is what they look like from the Techmili Web Site


Very few items listed at all.
So it looks like they should be fine to use as stowage for North Africa, just have to smooth them out to look like smooth metal. Not to mention the markings on the cans.
Thanks Julian for finding them.
Bob


Very interesting pic - looks like a 'runner" would wear it as a backpack, I imagine him running in sand trenches, handing out H2O...I have to say the DML offering is much better regarding detail, markings,etc. The finish on the Plus kit looks realy rough, and what with the solid handles and the high cost of resin, I'd sooner seek out the DML offerings...
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 06:59 PM UTC
I am glad you raised the point about packaging Bob as a few companies seem to be overlooking the packaging of expensive parts, in some cases in packaging with little or no protection.