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November 27 2004 at 11:28 AM
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Response to Re-issuing a question : german ww1 fuel and oil drums..

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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  1. Thanks Tom - stéphane chevalier on Nov 29, 12:34 AM
    1. British Fuel Cans 1/35 scale - Tom Sime on Nov 29, 6:24 PM
     


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