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At the museum in Auschwitz there is a room piled high with pots pans etc. that the prisoners brought with them. On the top is a Soviet mess tin like the one posted above by Sergey.

The form of a kettle in Russian army did not vary about 100 years. Metal has changed only.

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This is a moderen mess kit. I believe it is German in origin. At least the predecessor is German. The two numbers you find on each part is the year it was made. 80 will be 1980. (The same on all the WW2 ones I have had as well.) I was issued the same when I was a conscript and it was definitely not WW2. It should have an internal part as well that you can attach to the handle.

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Enigma

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This is a moderen mess kit. I believe it is German in origin. At least the predecessor is German. The two numbers you find on each part is the year it was made. 80 will be 1980. (The same on all the WW2 ones I have had as well.) I was issued the same when I was a conscript and it was definitely not WW2. It should have an internal part as well that you can attach to the handle.

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Enigma

Hi Enigma

You speak the truth a late Soviet boiler completely repeats a German boiler. Russian always studied at Germans. So was since Peter Great's time.Look history-Russian and Germans were friends more, than at war.

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It would be interesting indeed if these mess kits were made in Russia. I am almost willing to put BOTH my hands into the fir to defend the claim that it is a standard NATO West German mess kit. I have seen huge piles of them here in Norway while we still had an army. There are thousands made and the colour is the right one for the time period of its manufacture.

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