USAAF Air Force 5 Gallon Oil Can?

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USAAF Air Force 5 Gallon Oil Can?

Post by Rustman » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:00 am

Recently purchased this via eBay. The seller believes it was for hydraulic fluid. But I haven't seen any supporting information on that. I'm guessing oil or hydraulic fluid? I plan to patch the rust pits/holes with some Bondo and paint appropriately. What would be the correct (ish) color and markings? I hope to use this as part of our living history displays where I set up a motorpool impression with my Army Air Forces group.

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Re: USAAF Air Force 5 Gallon Oil Can?

Post by airborne-53 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:23 am

hello
for different oil , had for oil engine 50
you can see some here
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=272558

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Re: USAAF Air Force 5 Gallon Oil Can?

Post by Rustman » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:24 am

Oliver,

Thank you that gives me some ideas. I guess a common shade of OD same as on the Jeeps will have to suffice for can color. But at least now I know how I can properly mark the contents.

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Re: USAAF Air Force 5 Gallon Oil Can?

Post by airborne-53 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:58 am

hello
will take better pics of each can , all have different marking
olivier

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