Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

discuss various tools and accessories for your mutts here.

Moderators: rickf, moose53, Mr. Recovery, raymond

Post Reply
dr. trinkmann
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 64
Joined: October 12th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria, Ufr.

Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by dr. trinkmann » April 23rd, 2021, 4:26 pm

Hello everybody,
for a 3D-printing project I need the dimensions (outer diameter and height) of those old MCI-Rations cans, especially the big D-Ration can (Fruit Cocktail, sliced peaches, Halved Apricots or Quartered Pears). Theese are smaller in diameter an height than the big M-Ration cans.
Anyone out there who can help me out??

thank you all

Mark
Colonel
Colonel
Posts: 1743
Joined: September 19th, 2009, 11:33 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by Mark » April 23rd, 2021, 4:30 pm

Are you talking about C rations?
mark


1968 m274A5
1960 m151
1981 m151A2
1964 m416
1971 m416

dr. trinkmann
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 64
Joined: October 12th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria, Ufr.

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by dr. trinkmann » April 23rd, 2021, 5:09 pm

Hi Mark,
so far as I read are c-rations WWII and MCI-Rations are post WWII.
So far I am talking about post C-Rations and just before MRE-Rations...exactly theese ones:

https://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/mci-rev ... 78-part-1/

rickf
General
General
Posts: 17999
Joined: November 26th, 2007, 1:28 pm
Location: Pemberton, NJ.

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by rickf » April 23rd, 2021, 5:20 pm

We were eating C-rats in Vietnam and some were dated from WWII! Most were dated from Korea.

No offense Dr. T but if I never see another C-rat, real or otherwise it will be too soon!!!! And modern soldiers complain about MRE's!
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

1SGCAV77
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 153
Joined: January 25th, 2020, 8:56 am
Location: Waco, TEXAS

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by 1SGCAV77 » April 24th, 2021, 7:53 am

C-Rations.....anyone that ate them have their favorite stories. My “favorite” were Ham and eggs, the fruitcake. Why ? Because no one else did. The chocolate “John Wayne” candy bar was yummy. Since I was a non-smoker, I could trade those 4 smokes for fruit cans. We ate the stuff...because we were hungry and C-Rats were only thing available. The P-38 can opener.
Why P-38? Took 38 twists of wrist and Shazam the can was open.
MSG, USAR (Ret) 31Jan99
MOS- 63T5H
M151A1- Ford
M416-1967 CEMSCO

199th mp
Captain
Captain
Posts: 1070
Joined: January 18th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by 199th mp » April 24th, 2021, 3:17 pm

here are the dimensions for the individual MCI boxes. the lid, where the meal type is printed, is 77mm deep X 153 mm wide. the flap for the lid is 27mm deep X 153 mm wide, with notches at each corner. the front of the box is 153mm wide X 120 mm tall. the side of the box is 77mm deep X 120mm tall. there are flaps on each side of the lid that measure 75mm X 50mm. these are notched slightly on the front edge, to facilitate closing the lid. the can dimensions are as follows: large can, 75mm diameter X 88mm tall. medium can 75mm diameter X 50mm tall. small can 75mm diameter X 20mm tall. i took several pictures, which i can send you if you give me your email address in a private message, but i haven't been able to figure out how to post the pictures here. the pictures include an original accessory pack, of the type that included cigarettes.

dr. trinkmann
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 64
Joined: October 12th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria, Ufr.

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by dr. trinkmann » April 24th, 2021, 4:09 pm

Thank you 199th mp for the dimensions.
Unfortunatelly exactly those dims i asked for, the large D-Unit can, are missing.
The large D-Unit cans conains fruit coctail, sliced peaches, pears etc.
The diameter is less than the large M-Units but the same height.
Hopefully you can add them here...

thank you all!

199th mp
Captain
Captain
Posts: 1070
Joined: January 18th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by 199th mp » April 24th, 2021, 4:54 pm

dr. trinkmann wrote:
April 24th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Thank you 199th mp for the dimensions.
Unfortunatelly exactly those dims i asked for, the large D-Unit can, are missing.
The large D-Unit cans conains fruit coctail, sliced peaches, pears etc.
The diameter is less than the large M-Units but the same height.
Hopefully you can add them here...

thank you all!
all the museum had was what i wrote down. at this point, the fruit cans have spoiled, and been discarded. sorry.

Mark
Colonel
Colonel
Posts: 1743
Joined: September 19th, 2009, 11:33 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by Mark » April 24th, 2021, 6:14 pm

I had 2.65" for the diameter.You need the height? 3.24" for the height.
mark


1968 m274A5
1960 m151
1981 m151A2
1964 m416
1971 m416

dr. trinkmann
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 64
Joined: October 12th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria, Ufr.

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by dr. trinkmann » April 25th, 2021, 4:45 pm

Thanks a lot Mark!

Mark
Colonel
Colonel
Posts: 1743
Joined: September 19th, 2009, 11:33 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: Dimensions of MCI-Ration's can needed

Post by Mark » April 25th, 2021, 10:46 pm

You're welcome, the fruit cocktail can was bulged out as it appears to have built up pressure inside, why, no idea.I sure would not eat it, though I can remember eating C rats 15--20 years old while in the Marines
mark


1968 m274A5
1960 m151
1981 m151A2
1964 m416
1971 m416

Post Reply