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PAM Jerrycan
Pro Art Models Jerry can set for modern vehicles
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by: Seb Viale [ SEB43 ]

Introduction

Since the introduction of mechanized vehicles in modern warfare, fuel has been a key element of the battlefield and it supply chain as well.

German have developed an ingenious can during WWII with two main design features still used nowadays, namely the X embossed on both sides and the 3 handles. The x shape on the side has been introduce in order to give extra flexibility to the container due to fuel vapor release when exposed to extreme temperatures like in desert environment. The 3 handles allow 2 people to easily carry the can.

Pro Art Models is busy releasing kits to pimp up the M1078 SF support vehicle and this kit is part of the deal. As always the resins parts are pack in a plastic zip lock and protected by a strudy carton box.

Content of kit

7 Water cans and 28 Fuel Cans

Review

Fuel can - The jerrycans are a direct copy from the AFV ones and the details are crisped and the lettering on the sides: Fuel 20L 5G are clearly visible.
The casting job is pretty good since most of the handles are free of resin underneath. The resin plugs are located on the bottom of the cans, there is no detail present.

Water can - The water cans are really well cast and as mentioned above the handles are free of resins films.

Conclusion

Due to high number of jerrycans and price, this is a must have. At the time of writing this review, I did not have the similar kit from Real Model to compare with.
SUMMARY
Highs: Quality, quantity and price
Lows: Direct copy of AFV jerrycan set. Details on cap and bottom not present as seen on PSM counterparts.
Verdict: Highly recommended
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: PAU-35047
  Suggested Retail: 15
  PUBLISHED: Dec 10, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.06%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.52%

About Seb Viale (seb43)
FROM: PARIS, FRANCE

Back to Europe, I am living in Paris since december 2011 with my Wife. We have a nice 6 years old daughter, and a 3 years Baby boy. I am doing AFV modern era. I started when I was a teenager , back to business after 10 years of break due to Sport (Baseball, yes european plays baseball) and Unive...

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Comments

Good review Seb. I will say I'm surprised that there are only 7 water cans in the set. With Iraq and Afghanistan in full swing and the significant use of water cans, only including 7 in the set doesn't make much sense.
DEC 10, 2011 - 03:35 PM
I could use a few sets of the fuel cans to fill up the back of my Canadian M548A1 build!
JAN 04, 2012 - 09:19 AM
by the size of the box, and the box art you would expect a lot more in there!( water cans that is) look good individually though, thanks for the review!
JAN 04, 2012 - 11:50 AM
i have this set also im going to use it on my m1078 specialforces truck this set of jerry cans is way better that what aef designs would come up with
JAN 04, 2012 - 12:25 PM
Hey Mario, nice review. just for clarification, does it say '5 GAL' or '20 L' on the fuel cans?? Cheers, Max
JAN 05, 2012 - 12:14 AM
I guess it's "5 GAL" (see picture #7) HTH Frenchy
JAN 05, 2012 - 12:18 AM
   

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