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)
Photo 2 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
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