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Post WW2 Indian 25pdr ammunition box

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Have you been talking to Kieth (say hi for me)
DEC 13, 2011 - 07:11 AM
I will get my daughter to pass on your hello on Wednesday.
DEC 13, 2011 - 07:38 AM
Just a passing thought, is there some way to trace the box using the numbers shown on the side? Might be an interesting exercise?
DEC 13, 2011 - 10:19 AM
Batch numbers can be traced back to when and where the muntion was manufactured but I don't think this is available to the general public. Been involved in a few muntions accidents that have had to be traced. It's all part of the investigation to rule out any faults and to put a freeze on using any other munitions from that batch until the investigation is complete. Would be very interesting to research though if possible. Ammunition has a tale to tell just as much as the guns that fired it. After reading CMOTs replies I'm going with : a British manufactured case from the late 70's, 80's or 90's that was used for the ceremonial guns and not an Indian or Irish box. Thaks CMOT for putting up this walk-around. Made for an interesting topic and debate plus we got to see a case that is not easily found nowdays. Just one question, is that brown typical of artillery ammunition cases? Cheers, John
DEC 13, 2011 - 04:36 PM
Most metal ammo cases even today are that colour in the UK which I can best describe as a chocolate brown. The text and font is also typical of ammo containers.
DEC 13, 2011 - 07:34 PM
Darren, Can you confirm whether the dimensions (62 x 32 x 38 cm) on the side of the box are to the outside surfaces of the strapping around the box or just to the exterior surface of the main part of the box itself. I'm looking at making a pattesn & casting up a LOT for when my 25 pdr arrives. I assume the former, but "assume" has done me in before... Oh, and if it's possible, could you possible measure up the strapping that goes around the box? That would help me get the pattern right. Paul
JAN 29, 2012 - 03:22 AM
No problem Paul I will sort that for you on Wednesday.
JAN 29, 2012 - 04:59 AM
After asking a lot of questions I can say that these are Indian Ammunition boxes and that they are post WW2. 25 pdr Ammunition cases used by the Allies during WW2 were all metal construction and a new walk around will be uploaded soon.
JUL 10, 2012 - 03:17 AM
Hi Darren thanks for the pics. I'd amend the title then: Post War Indian Army 25 pdr Boxes or something so there is no confusion, or just add it in as a piece of text. Nice one. Al
JUL 10, 2012 - 06:15 AM
I think you will find that the wooden case contained four 25pdr shells. Eight cartridges were transported in a metal case.
JUL 19, 2012 - 10:43 PM