Titanium Kidney Pot

Erbswurst

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It's a pity that they didn't understand that the lid of the German mess kit is the eating plate or cup.
The German mess tin has round about 1500 ml pot and 500 ml lid. That are sensible sizes.

 
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Erbswurst

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If they would have copied the original correctly I would have bought it.

But not with that lid here, sorry!

:O_O:

Very funny that they think to be more intelligent than the German armies in the last 100 years...
 

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Well they did ride over you in '45 like a steamroller over eggs my friend. Noted with similar precision and acceptance of casualties.
 
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I agree I daresay there's a point of identifying a great piece of kit and continuing it's use. Most of the Warsaw Pact countries were invaded or allied to Germany, Romania, Hungary etc. so they likely had it as standard kit or at least seen it's versatility.
 

Erbswurst

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The swiss army uses a very similar mess kit for very long times.
France developed a rectangular version.

After WW2 the Red Army started to use a 100% copy of the Wehrmacht Mess Kit.
(I think, they simply disassembled a few eastern German factories.)
GDR develloped a cheaper but nearly identic model.

Dutch, Finnish, Austrian Army use the slightly different Bundeswehr mess kit.
That design is develloped to the end in my opinion.

If we count the several nearly identic versions we mentioned here together, I am pretty sure, that this model is the most produced mess kit in the world.
The only option to make it better would be a 100% identic titanium version.
 
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Erbswurst

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They offer the army version too.
It looks like the original aluminium model.
I own a fitting aluminium Sowjet kanteen since 30 years, which is made in a very good quality.
 
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