With the issue of the Italeri and Bronco 40mm Bofors Guns, if you need some extra ammunition boxes you might consider these. A small additional set of 40mm ammo boxes from SB Models.
This comes contained in a double zip plastic bag arrangement with the brand name on the front of a backing card and the manufactures details on the reverse. The set consists of 10 ammunition boxes of 2 different styles, 5 of each.
The larger of the boxes looks very accurate when compared to the reference pictures I have. These boxes held 24 rds, (6 clips x 4) of 40mm ammunition. The marking and layout of the box look correct and the handles are present on opposite ends of the box. These are the type of boxes used by the Army, both US and British I assume?
Thanks to Tracy White over on Model Shipwrights I was able to get a view of a suitable picture on the second style of boxes. These I believe are the Navy style of containers, again from the reference picture they look to be very accurate, with the correct layout and configuration. I could find no other data on them and cannot say if they were also issued to the Army.
The casting on both types of boxes is excellent, the detail is sharp and they arrived without damage or air bubbles, so only the pour stubs need to be removed. A sharp razor saw will be needed.
Normal precautions apply when working with resin.
Another really useful and reasonably priced item from SB Models. I apologise I couldn’t find more data on the smaller style of boxes but sometimes that’s how it is.
On vehicles with the 40mm, these will give you a few more ammo boxes to add to the scene. The Navy style of boxes should be handy for anyone working on the Italeri ELCO Boat.
No decals come with the boxes, which is a pity.
Highs: Excellent detail, at an affordable price.Lows: Decals would have been a neat addition.Verdict: Recommended.
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