WW2 U.S. Jerry Can Set
1:35 Tasca Set #35-L14
Review by Terry Ashley

Tasca are not a prolific producer but what they do is of the highest standards possible through injected plastic and following on from their earlier set of German style Jerry Cans (set #35002) comes this set of WW2 U.S. Jerry Cans.

The set consists of 64 parts in olive drab plastic and includes two styles of Jerry Cans, one for Water and the other Gasoline with each can made up of four parts, the lower hollow can body, the top section, handle and filler cap.


Detail on the cans is excellent with embossed cross and appropriate lettering on the gas can sides and on the top of the water can which is perfectly legible, the top section also has the spout opening with rounded lip included if you wish to use the cans with the filler caps off in a diorama situation.

There is a very fine lip around the bottom of the can body that will require care when removing from the sprues to not damage the lip as well as the top section also having a fine lip around the lower edge.

There is a very fine mould seam line down the front of the can body to be removed while down the spine is the join raised join seam present of the actual can so don’t be tempted to remove this during cleanup.

Jerry Can parts and partially assembled cans

Assembly is very straightforward with the top section fitting neatly in place without any trimming needed and the handle also fitting perfectly into the top recess and as mentioned you can leave the filler cap off or glued in the closed position.

The only issue if you could call it that is the filler cap on the water can is moulded in the closed position and this pivots up when the cap is opened and the centre of the filler cap should be slightly deeper at one side, but this is getting really picky.

Close-up of top section showing the fine lettering, the join seam down the spine
and the two styles of filler caps in the closed position

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Another superb accessory set from Tasca offering two important styles of WW2 U.S. Jerry Cans and I believe the first in plastic to include the join seam down the spine as well as including the pouring opening when the cap is left off.

This Jerry Can set should be an essential part of any Allied modellers stash and just like the .50cal MGs are the nicest you will find in plastic today.

Now just how many sets do you need to fill the back of a Red Ball Express Jimmy?

Highly recommended 9/10

Thanks to Tasca Modellismo Co.,Ltd. for the review set.

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