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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Markings on German Water drums ...
pbennett
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC
I am aware that the Germans (during WW2) marked their jerrycans used to carry water with a large white cross. I am working on a DAK diorama involving the crew of a Pz.Kpfw.II replenishing their water cans from large drums. Would these be similarly marked to distinguish them from fuel drums?
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
I haven't found any period pics showing water drums. Here are the closest matches I've came across...

Filling water cans from an Italian tanker truck :



Another option :



Maybe you could used a captured British water truck ?....

EDIT : Schatton has released a 1/35 scale German DAK water trailer :





I guess the white band at the rear is for water...

http://www.mako-modellbau.de/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=46719

H.P.
pbennett
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
Interesting .. thanks.
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC
Schatton makes good stuff, so that would be worth getting.