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help with color of modern us jerry cans
tanknick22
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 04:35 AM UTC
I need help with the colors of modern US jerry cans, I know the simgle handle is a water can either black or od and i would like to know that shade of tan be a good match for the fuel can any help will be appreciated
TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 05:37 AM UTC
Our water cans tend to be a light tan, fuel cans are a brownish color. Best picture I can find with both pictured, however both are very dirty.

Brown fuel cans are on the right, Tan water can (though it was full of diesel) is on the left.


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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 05:42 AM UTC
thanks you help is appreciated
TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 05:43 AM UTC
No problem, for what it's worth, I rarely see any black ones around anymore. Just the light tan and dark brown. It's also very common to have unit numbers stenciled on the fuel cans.
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 04:41 AM UTC
Hi Nick,

I use Tamiya color for my jerry cans. XF-57 Buff for water cans and and XF-52 Flat Earth for fuel cans. It´s not uncommon to see "Flammable" stickers on fuel cans. I would suggest XF-67 NATO Green as alternative for water cans.

HTH
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 06:37 AM UTC
The "tan" colored cans have a distinct "pink/flesh" hue to them.

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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 06:44 AM UTC
That's a good point, that would probably be just about the perfect color match for them. They are also a semi gloss as they are just plastic.
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 06:59 AM UTC

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The "tan" colored cans have a distinct "pink/flesh" hue to them.



Ditto



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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 08:46 AM UTC
As the others have posted, sand/tan is the most common color. They also come in black, and less commonly in dark green




The fuel cans are in a more green-brown color. I use Testors Model Master Field Drab.

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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 12:44 PM UTC
thanks for all the help im going to paint a bunch this week end
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 06:29 AM UTC

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The fuel cans are in a more green-brown color. I use Testors Model Master Field Drab.




I know this is a very old post; but I was wondering do they still paint the yellow and red top portions of the cans to identify diesel or MoGas?
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC

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I know this is a very old post; but I was wondering do they still paint the yellow and red top portions of the cans to identify diesel or MoGas?



Not usually, pretty much everything runs on diesel now. There are very few engines (if any) that use MOGAS anymore, in the US Army anyways.
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Thanks, Gino! I'm getting ready to do some of the detail work on the M9 ACE and I wanted to be sure I got the jerry cans right.
salt6
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Here are three I have.