WHAT IS A JERRY CAN
Like many of today’s unique designs, Jerry Cans also originates from a time with limited resources and a necessity to create successful designs.
One of the truly important historic transportation products is the Jerry Can, which is a nickname created by the British and U.S. forces.
A “Jerry” was used as slang for Germans during World War II. Thereby, the name, Jerry Can.
The can’s original name was “Whermacht-Einheitskanister” which meant “armed forces unit canister”.
INVENTED BY THE GERMANS
The Jerry Cans were developed in the 1930s for military use. The fuel had to be efficiently stored and transported to aid soldiers and war machines on the frontlines. Without fuel, tanks couldn’t drive, and without these tanks, the war would be lost.
The Jerry Cans were also colored by their use. Red=Petrol, Grey=Kerosene, Black=Diesel, and White=Gear oil. Danish Fuel’s Army Green color is the same color as the German tanks during World War II.
THE CAN THAT WON THE WORLD WAR II
On D-DAY in 1944, more than 21 million of Jerry Cans were spread throughout Europe. According to Danish Fuel research, about 1800 different models of Jerry Cans exist.
A Jerry Can is synonymous with Jeep.
Jerry cans were together with Willy’s MB because of the heroes of World War II. The hatred when Jerry Can seated posed as a quick companion to deliver fuel at all times to the Unique Jeep in the field.
2016 will mark the 75th anniversary for Jerry Can Jeep and Jerry Can.