1/35  WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes
C.224 Mk 1

$5.95 (CDN Funds) each
135016

Contents of kit shown above.  Two boxes are included in set.

These ammunition boxes are very commonly seen in period photos as extra stowage on various allied armoured vehicles.  These boxes are easily distinguishable from other boxes by the distinct pattern on the lid.

Some typical uses of this box are:

- 3 inch Q.F. Howitzer Smoke (12 per box)
- 4.5 inch B.L. Gun Cordite W 1st Charge (6 per box)
- 4.5 inch B.L. Gun Cordite W 2nd & 3rd Charges (6 per box)
- 5.5 inch B.L. Gun 3rd & 4th Charges (6 per box)
- 6 inch 26-cwt B.L. Howitzer 4 lb 6 oz 4 dr Charge (10 per box)
- M.L. 8 inch Projector, Generators Smoke No. 23 (12 per box)


Above photo shows the box (view of lid) in our collection which all measurements were based on.


Above photo shows the original WWII colour of the box.  This colour was used on the inside and outside of the box, and is very close to Modelmaster Euro Dark Green No. 1764.

The British standard service colour was changed some time in 1944 to No. 2 Camouflage Brown.  From late 1944 onward, both colours (Dark Bronze Green and No. 2 Camouflage Brown) could be found in service.



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