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Jerry Can Nozzles Question

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I am being asked questions that I cant answer, so I come to you all for knowledge.

Specifically we are talking about British or commonwealth usage of their own produced steel jerry cans for fuel. We are not talking about the American style.

When were nozzles first produced for them and what did they look like? What were the evolution and what does the modern British military use? The only one I have ever seen ex MOD looks very much like this web image.

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The Jerry Can spout shown in the photo is still in use today by the British Forces, curiously it doesn't have a breather tube which was fitted to longer spouts which are no longer used.

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This is one I have, but there is something in my mind that I have seen one rigid no part can bend

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I have one similar to the green one in the post above but of considerable age, painted red oxide and measuring 7 1/4" extreme length (which is rather shorter than the green one I think). It does not have the rubber nozzle. I have always assumed it was ex-mod as it came from a surplus dealer but there are no markings on it. It has a vent pipe that comes out of the base of the tube part and curves over the part that seals to the can. If the green one above had one it would be just visible at the very top of the photo.

David

PS, I have had mine for about 30 years and it was far from new when I got it.

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