I had legitimately asked about the possibility of the can in the picture
being originally painted in a different color than the jeep. I had asked Mark, but you had to stick your nose in, with this comment:Still trying unsuccessfully to jam that "yellowish/sand color" can into this discussion?
The Cavalry can perfectly judge if your comment was pertinent, informative, constructive, intelligent...
Then, you asked for a picture of a can with the features of an american made Mistery can and also with the kind of tan yellowish sand color originally applied on a number of mistery cans, as reported by many guys owning such jerrycans.
I posted the first picture I could find, with the features you required.
I cannot say for sure that the visible remmnants are actually what they look to be,but you can ask the actual owner of the can, given he will care to answer you. For sure, the color is not Forrest green.
Of course , from a picture, I cannot swear it is original, but I can jolly well ask for confirmation.
You had to introduce useless comments on Afrika corps,possibly to show that you can drop a few German names? How childish.
We were speaking of Mistery cans, and with american features, to boot. Or you forgot, in your haste to stir the pot?
Then, I suggested that you might ask Robin, if any of his cans has that kind of color.
No, you silly, not the exact color: just ask if it is a kind of yellowish muddy sand color, different from Forrest green.
Of course I asked Mike,about his
can. He answered, and I have no reason to doubt he did it at his best.
Just as I would not have doubts on Robin's answers, should he tell me something on the paint on his cans, if he had any with remnants of yellowish tan.
Nor on Roy's answer, should I need to ask him.
I have seen enough Mistery Jerrycans with that yellowish tan color, applied on them by whoever manufactured them , to know that they existed.
And that includes mistery cans with American features.
Do I, or do the guys who reported on theirs, know the exact color,or the name we should call it? Of course not, but I am sure even you could tell apart a yellowish tan
from an Army O.D. or a USMC Forrest green, or a whatever green...
More than plenty, for my purposes.
But here is your best question: Who made the cans?
If we knew who made
those Mystery cans, they would not
be a Mistery anymore huh?
I'm not ready to look at a picture of a jerry can that has old paint on it and stick MY neck out and say "Oh Yes! That's GERMAN Afrika Korps Yellowish/Sand paint and therefore it's not a can from an American source!" ....but you want them to do that for you????
WTF has Africa Korps to do with Mystery cans?
You can stick YOUR neck out from wherever it presently is, and say whatever you like to.
From the guys I trust, all I would ask is if the paint on any of their Mystery cans with american features has that sort of brownish, tan, yellowish muddy s#itty color, and if it appears as being the original coat.