The Tan painted gasmask kanister debate
I came across this relic kanister ( Gasmaskenbüchse ) that seems to counter the suggestion that OT painted ( or overpainted ) cans were done for a post war Egyptian contract.
This one seems to have a level of corrosion and age ( and remnant of a reinforced strap ) that puts it well within the period and it certainly doesn't look like the 'pinkish' tan the DAK used in the North African desert.
What do others think?
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05-09-2014 03:59 AM
No doubt original one paint as though it has been on there for a while I think there were various colors of German tropical paint and shades of it I like it and if someone went to the trouble to age it it doesn't make sense to me. timothy