Re-issuing a question : german ww1 fuel and oil drums..

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Re-issuing a question : german ww1 fuel and oil drums..

Anonymous
Anonymous

November 26th, 2004, 12:43 pm #1

Hello

I'm still wondering if the germans were using the same kind of fuel & oil drums during WW1 and 2 and especially if the so typical german 200 liters drum of WW2 was used 20 years before...

Could we exchange one this topic ?

All analyse and pictures will be greatly appreciated !!
Best regards

Stéphane
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stéphane chevalier
stéphane chevalier

November 26th, 2004, 12:44 pm #2

Sorry for the Discussion group manager !!
Stéphane
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Tom Sime
Tom Sime

November 27th, 2004, 7:28 pm #3

Hello

I'm still wondering if the germans were using the same kind of fuel & oil drums during WW1 and 2 and especially if the so typical german 200 liters drum of WW2 was used 20 years before...

Could we exchange one this topic ?

All analyse and pictures will be greatly appreciated !!
Best regards

Stéphane
Stephane,

I had the same problem as you trying to research oil drums for my refueling Whippet, like you I wasn’t able to verify the exact pattern of the drums.

I did however find that-

1.The large 55 gal. oil drums was in common use during WW1
2.British and Americans painted them black.

Photos of civilian oil wells storage dumps etc of the period show that there is a strong visual resemblance between the civilian pattern and the military pattern . I can see no reason why the military would not adopt a tried and proven drum patter that was readily available and tooled for mass production.

I hope this helps,
Tom
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stéphane chevalier
stéphane chevalier

November 29th, 2004, 8:34 am #4

I totally agree with you !!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this not so common question !!
Stéphane
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Tom Sime
Tom Sime

November 30th, 2004, 2:24 am #5

No Problem Stephane always glad to give or receive help (and boy do I need it sometimes!).

On a similar topic Ultracast do British Fuel Cans

1 gal Flimsies in 1/35 scale.

http://www.ultracast.ca/products/135/003/default.htm

and 2 gal

http://www.ultracast.ca/products/135/013/default.htm

Tom
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