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WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:11 pm
by Rajeee
Hi

I collect Jerry Cans but now want to find a drum or two.
Not very common but I am looking to buy a WAFFEN SS 200 litre KAFTSTOFF. (Fuel drum). I will also look at other branches of Axis containers

Either here in North America or Europe.

Thanks Adam

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Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:59 am
by Hammerhead
Thanks for posting that picture! Wow I've never seen one of those. Good luck on your search. I've purchased regular German Jerry cans from sellers in the former Eastern Bloc countries and have been amazed at what they have available. Possibly contact them and ask them. They list regularly on Ebay.

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:52 pm
by majmacs
Seen a few of these around lately......german and italian WW2
Patrick

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Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:58 pm
by Rajeee
I would love one of each!! Lol


Great pictures. Thanks for posting 8)

Adam

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 pm
by Hammerhead
Wow, more interesting ones! Thanks everyone for posting!!

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:07 pm
by majmacs
RE stands for Regio Esercito (Italiano) or Royal Italian Army during WW2, so the Italian ones were marked as such.
There were probably a few hundred scattered around one of the most impressive war museums Ive ever visited.Museo Storico Piana delle Orme In Sabaudia south of Rome.
I stopped counting special versions of MBs and GPWs after 30....M5 Greyhounds after 10.....etc. Even had a perfectly preserved P40 that survived a ditching at Anzio as well as the only completely surviving original Sherman DD as well as some landing craft.
They also had about half the 200 WW2 SPA T.37s ever produced scatered around the museum in different exhibits.

Patrick

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:16 pm
by Rajeee
Thanks Patrick

I have never heard of that Museum it sounds Great.

I can amagin the stuff in europe. Amazing.

Cheers
Adam

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:56 pm
by majmacs
Adam,
Saw this at the big militaria meet in La Gleize in the Ardennes last weekend.
I asked for you, but the seller said this one wasn’t for sale. I could have put it into my shipping contaner back to Ottawa next month!

Patrick

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Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:37 pm
by Rajeee
OHH WOW MIND BLOWING!!

Thanks for thinking about me!!! If you ever find one I would gladly pay for shipping. And a finders fee.

Cheers
Adam

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:41 am
by Rajeee
Hi Patrick

Maybe some kind French collector will sell me one oneday!

Lol one can only dream!!😎

Cheers
Adam

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:10 am
by MP45
I just picked up a Wehrmacht 1943 marked fuel drum the other day.
I had been looking for one for a long time. Haven't taken any pictures yet.

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:49 am
by Rajeee
Very nice. Sounds great. Do post pictures when you can.

Adam

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:59 am
by MP45
Here's a picture.

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:03 am
by MP45
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And another.

Re: WW2 German 200 Litre fuel drum

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:56 am
by YLG80
Last October, I've sold 5 drums like that for 20€ each.
The buyer told me that these drums could be sold from 25€ to ... 50€ :shock: !
They were abandoned by the Germans here.
They used to contain synthetic gasoline (yellow color) with an horrible smell.
After a transfer into British jerrycans, we've used that gasoline as a solvent.
The drums will likely be used in a reenactment in Bastogne/The Bulge.
My 6th drum is now used as a furnace :mrgreen: !
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