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Wavian Jerry Can History: Meaning Behind The Colours

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Wavian Jerry Can History: Meaning Behind The Colours

These leak-proof steel fuel cans come directly from Wavian, the factory that has supplied many NATO countries for over 75 years, and are the highest quality jerry cans on the market today. Rigorously tested, they boast a number of features, including 0.9 mm steel walls, an interior rust-proof lining, internal breather pipe for splash-proof pouring, a three handle configuration for easy carrying, a Leak-proof bayonet closure, and a locking pin for the cap. Meaning Behind The Colours Wavian fuel cans come in five different colours, but it's not all just good looks. Fuel and oil cans are colour coded to...

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Jerry Can History: A brief history of the NATO Fuel Container

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Jerry Can History: A brief history of the NATO Fuel Container

In WWII the need for efficient fuel distribution systems became urgent as Armies became increasingly mechanized.  A brief history of the NATO Jerry Can GERMAN INVENTION The Wehrmacht-Einheitskanister, as it was known in Germany, (which quite literally meant “Armed Forces Unit Canister”) was first developed in 1937 by the Müller engineering firm in Schwelm to a design by their chief engineer Vinzenz Grünvogel. A similar design was used in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, where they had a company logo for Ambi-Budd Presswerk GmbH. Among others, the Wehrmacht had specified that a soldier should be able to carry either...

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Looking for the "BEST JERRY CAN" in Canada?

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Looking for the "BEST JERRY CAN" in Canada?

    WAVIAN VOTED "BEST JERRY CAN" IS THERE SUCH A THING AS THE BEST JERRY CAN? As of 2009, all new portable fuel containers in the US must meet new Mobile Source Air Toxic regulations based on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) regulations, and they must meet the requirements of the Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act. Of course, these regulations seem like they aim to correct serious issues, but we feel it has created useless features that cause more spillage and harm to the environment. WHAT WE LOOKED FOR Well we decided to go with the best Jerry...

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