The small can was brilliantly designed. It had to be affordable to produce and easy to transport. The square design made it easy to stack and store the cans in small spaces.
During the Second World War II, more than 200 factories were manufacturing the small, unique and lifesaving can.
- Invented in 1937
- Designed by Vinzenz Grünvogel
- Name: Whermacht-Einheitskanister
- Holds 20L / 5 gallons
- Empty weight 4kg / 8.8lbs
- Adapted by American and British in 1941
+ 1800 duplicates made + 21 million made by 1944