1/35  WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes
B167 Mk I

$7.95 (CDN Funds) each
135019

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

These ammunition boxes are 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.

Some typical uses of this box are:

     - 3 inch Howitzer Rounds (4 per box)
     - 2 inch Mortar Rounds (18 per box)
     - No. 69 Grenades (34 per box)
     - No. 77 Grenades (34 per box)

Measurements for the real box in our collection is as follows:

     - 225 mm wide
     - 540 mm long
     - 230 mm tall


Above photo shows a section of the B167 Mk I 1942 box in our collection which all measurements were based on.  The box had been converted to a toolbox postwar and had been repainted in red primer.  The only original paint left on the box was found under the toolbox lockplate which had been installed postwar.


Above photo shows the original WWII colour of the box.  This colour was used on the inside and outside of the box.  This light colour green was used on steel or wood boxes that contained smoke producing rounds.

Boxes containing standard high explosive rounds were painted in the standard service colour Dark Bronze Green which 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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