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Post  murph on Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:56 pm

This is intended as a reference thread on the Outfit, Cooking Small Detachment. It was a man portable cooker designed to serve between 15 and 40 men in 'isolated positions'. Originally intended to run off Gasoline. The cooker is dated November 1944 and was originally shipped to Australia from the US for use by their army. In the event it was never used and although the original crate was opened and inspected by the Australian Army in 1951 the item is unused. Everything is original and still wrapped in grease proof paper. It even came with a hand checked tick list of the items. It is a mint example.

I will post some general pictures for now but ultimately I will document all the items for the sake of history!

I've preserved the original packing case as I know someone who will be interested in this and might be able to knock together a nice repro case for general use.


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Post  samharris45 on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:09 pm

Murph that looks ace!

You must be happy with that!!

I'm jealous......
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Post  murph on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:11 pm

samharris45 wrote:Murph that looks ace!

You must be happy with that!!

I'm jealous......


Sam, it was like Christmas as a boy! It will be used for the unit don't worry, I'll let you have a go Very Happy

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Post  samharris45 on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:14 pm

murph wrote:
samharris45 wrote:Murph that looks ace!

You must be happy with that!!

I'm jealous......


Sam, it was like Christmas as a boy! It will be used for the unit don't worry, I'll let you have a go Very Happy

Cheers mate!!!!
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Post  murph on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:17 pm


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Post  murph on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:50 pm

I've been having a good look through it all and those helpful Yankees have included spare parts (think Colemans) including spare gas can connectors and also spare burner and smoke stack.

I will investigate adapting it to run on gas but if I'm honest there does not seem to be any real reason for not running it off a US ARMY jerrycan as it was meant to be, does anyone have or know where I can source one of these? It appears you should be able to screw the adapter into the top of the can. If no one has one can I ask for you all to start keeping the eyes out for one and I will purchase it!

I hope you will all agree this should really give our group an edge when doing displays, not to mention it's bloomin practical.

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Post  Gilly on Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:50 pm

I want one. Crying or Very sad

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:55 pm

Fantastic stuff indeed Murph, a great purchase indeed. Could you please send me a copy of the Technical Bulletin included in the kit please?

How did you get on with you with your A-Levels, Gilly?

Thanks for sharing this little gem!
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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:57 pm

Gilly wrote:I want one. Crying or Very sad

A jealous,
Gilly.

We have one, it just stays in the garage. Rolling Eyes

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Post  murph on Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:03 pm

BenM wrote:Fantastic stuff indeed Murph, a great purchase indeed. Could you please send me a copy of the Technical Bulletin included in the kit please?

How did you get on with you with your A-Levels, Gilly?

Thanks for sharing this little gem!
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Will do mate, I'm looking to get hold of a US army Jerry can, any ideas?

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:07 pm

Cheers mate Smile Errm, as for Gas Cans, Military Odyssey is coming up fast, but let me check a few guys I know. Wink

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Post  murph on Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:09 pm

BenM wrote:Cheers mate Smile Errm, as for Gas Cans, Military Odyssey is coming up fast, but let me check a few guys I know. Wink

Cheers,
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How difficult are they to come by?

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:19 pm

Not too difficult to be honest - make sure you don't get a post-WW2 one though!

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Post  murph on Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:24 pm

BenM wrote:Not too difficult to be honest - make sure you don't get a post-WW2 one though!

Cheers,
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No. It's got to be WW2 spec or not at all if we are going to use it with the stove otherwise I will have to convert it to gas which I would rather not do until we have at least tried the official method!

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