M42 Canteen – AEMA

A small diversity of canteens used by the German army during the second world war. The Wehrmacht used a lot of different materials to produce these canteens. Aluminium and steel is used to form the flasks. Steel variants have been introduced with various finishes as early as 1942.

Also a wide variation of strap material is used from diverse sorts of leather and canvas. The covers are mostly made from felt which got really course by the end of the war. Later in the war italian uniform cloth known as gaberdine was used too. Also a 4th press stud from the cover was ommitted in the final years of production further simplifying the production.

Markings: 0/0560/0156 on the strap
Maker: Annweiler Email-u.Metall-Werke, Annweil
Year: 1944
Strap: Two piece construction, brown leather, smooth side out.
Flask: Blue enameled steel, 0.8 liter
Cup: Brown enamel steel cup, unmarked without handles
Cover: Grey Gaberdine with three painted press studs
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