This is a Kraftstoff-Heizkocher stove used by the German Army during World War II, specifically manufactured in 1943 for the Wehrmacht of the Reich. A similar stove is also held in the National Museum of Military History (MNHM), where it was used as a hospital stove. For images of these real-life items, please refer to the accompanying photos.Kraftstoff-Heizkocher was a type of field stove used by the German Army during World War II. The stove was designed to burn liquid fuels such as gasoline, diesel or kerosene, and it could generate heat for both cooking and heating. The German Army Stove Kraftstoff-Heizkocher 1943 model had the following technical characteristics.
Dimensions: 37 cm x 24 cm x 33 cm. Fuel type: liquid fuel (gasoline, diesel, or kerosene). Fuel consumption: 0.4 - 0.5 liters per hour. Heat output: up to 2.5 kW/h. Cooking capacity: able to cook for 15-20 people.
Materials: made of metal, with a heat-resistant paint finish. The stove was relatively portable and easy to use, making it a popular choice among the German Army troops during the war.It was also versatile in that it could be used for cooking meals as well as heating tents or other enclosed spaces.