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Plus Model US C Ration Boxes
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 07:47 AM UTC
Russ Amott builds up the laser cut wooden US C Ration Boxes from Plus Model.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 08:21 AM UTC
James, thanks for geting this posted.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 02:34 PM UTC
How does this compare to the actual dimensions of the C rations box given here: http://usarmymodels.com/ARTICLES/Rations/crations.html

How about the markings? I can't read them very well in the photos.

Thanks,

Tim
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 01:20 AM UTC
Tim, thaks for that link. I was searching for it while getting the review up but missed it. The markings are laster printed or branded on the surface of the wood, so they are a little fuzzy. The box end marking is the same as on the photo you provided in the link, US Army, Field Ration C, 8 rations, Wt 40 CU 1 1, but it is not clear black print. The side label is less clear because of the size of the printing, but there is a US legible, and a seal. Most of my stuff is packed right now, but I will try to find something to give a decent measurement on the box dimensions.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 12:32 PM UTC
Tim, the measurements are 9/16" long, 3/8" wide, 1/4" tall for the box. It is wider and a little shorter than the Tamiya plastic boxes that come with the M4A3 75mm kit.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 10:19 AM UTC
IIRC one of the Osprey "The US Army in WWII" volumes, mentions that these wooden boxes were mostly issued to units in the Pacific. Reason being that they better suited the tropical climate than the cardboard boxes.