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
Some typical uses of this box are:
- 25 Pdr Projectiles (4 per box)
- No. 68 Grenades (17 per
- 1-1/4 Pd Hand
Incendiary Bombs (24 per box)
Above photo shows the box in our collection which all measurements were
based on. The 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.