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post #1 of 3 Old 10-30-2006, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Differences between IMS regular and military tanks

Only looking for people to answer that actually know what the difference is between the civilian version of the IMS tank versus the "military" versions that some vendors say they sell. Besides color selection for the military being only green and black, and a one tenth of a gallon increase on the military tank, I see no differences.

Anything I should be aware of besides those 2 things?
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-31-2006, 08:46 AM
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The true military tank uses a unique gas cap that is vented differently. You can't interchange the civilian and military caps. That's about the only difference, although there have been varying reports of different capacities; mine held just over 7 gallons when filled from empty.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-10-2006, 06:38 PM
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Military comes in natural and light green colors. Mil tank has a larger fuel cap opening and the cap has internal check valve. The caps are not interchangeable. The fuel capacity between them is negligible.

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