Jump to content

VIETNAM JP-4 fuel drum markings


Recommended Posts

Can anyone help?

 

Looking for clear photos or information confirming the correct markings for Vietnam era JP-4 Aviation Fuel barrels

 

I've only found one photograph (see attached)

 

looking at the picture this is what I think it says

 

JP4
MIL SPEC xxxx
FILL DATE 6/66
BATCH No 7
55 US GAL

 

What do you all think?

 

Also the marking looks applied on one side of the barrel top, just wondered why its not centered, photo does show there maybe some sort of other marking above JP-4

 

Your thoughts please

 

Thanks

 

post-34914-0-01407500-1547153825_thumb.jpg

post-34914-0-50215700-1547153848.jpg

Regards

Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

Link to post
Share on other sites

The spec # should be 5624. I think you can see the 4 in the pic but that cap covers the rest. Looks like there might be another cap or something above that stamping so maybe thats why its not centered. Cool POL shot, was this from Nam?

donation2013.gif








Link to post
Share on other sites

Drum stencils tend to be for half the top; that way another stencil can be used for the other half. Example; brand on top, bottom half lists specs for contents, etc.

 

There were some stencils that were full circles, but most were half a circle. Put two halves together and you covered a whole top.

***WANTED*** Uniforms to Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Wanted: USN uniforms to Pearl Harbor survivors & WWII sunk ship survivors. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264131-wanted-uniforms-to-pearl-harbor-and-sunk-ships-survivors/

 

WANTED - seriously interested in named Chief/Senior/Master TORPEDOMAN USN uniforms from the 1950s-1960s-1970s, and named USN jumpers or CPO coats from WWII. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/321179-wanted-torpedoman-uniforms-named-1920s-1970s/

 

"All Torpedoes running Hot, Straight and Normal."

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.