1/35  WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes
B166 Mk II

$7.95 (CDN Funds) each

Contents of kit shown above.  Five 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 and sides.

These boxes were used throughout the war and possibly post war into Korea etc.

Some typical uses of this box are:

- 3 inch Mortar Rounds (6 per box)
- No. 73 Anti-Tank Grenades (10 per box)
- No. 77 Grenades (34 per box)
- No. 79 Grenades (24 per box)

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.

Note:  Box shown is a B166 Mk III but the colour is the same for both boxes.

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