|Physical description||Brass, Galvanized iron, Iron, Leather|
|Date made||c 1916-17|
First World War, 1914-1918
Portable water tank : Australian Camel Corps
Rivetted galvanished iron ellipsoid water tank, known as a fantassie, fitted with a cast brass filler cap (with leather washer). There are two iron hoops fitted to one side to enable the tank to be strapped to a saddle. A small chain joins the filler cap to one of the hoops.
Portable galvanised iron water tank designed to be carried by camel, and used by the Australian Camel Corps during the Sinai campaign. The tank had a capacity of nine imperial gallons and was intended to supply water to the rider for all purposes when on the march for five days.