The jerry can (Wehrmacht-Einheitskanister), as it was known in Germany, was first developed in 1937 by the Müller engineering in Schwelm to a design by their chief engineer Vinzenz Grünvogel. The Wehrmacht had specified that a soldier should be able to carry either two full containers or four empty ones, which is the reason the triple handles were fitted. The rectangular shape made it stackable.By 1939 the German military had thousands of such cans stockpiled in anticipation of war. If you have a question about this item please contact me. Thank you for your time! (H x W x D): 46 x 33 x 14 cm (18 x 13 x 5.5 inches); Weight: 4.200 kg (9.25 lbs). Dear buyers, please visit my store to see my other listings. It can vary depending on holidays and which services is used. Dear customers, please do not open a case before this period. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "ekcnept" and is located in this country: BG.
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