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Modern wooden ammo box Q
HermannB
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC
Hi guys,

I learned that US Forces use wooden/plywood boxes to transport the steel ammo boxes in.

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4117003/2d-laad-conduct-machine-gun-range-fort-irwin

Can anyone point out whats the designation of the wooden wrap-ups? I think that Verlinden made some of them many moons ago.
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
The pictured box looks like the .50 Cal wirebound one in Verlinden set #88 indeed..



H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 05:15 AM UTC
Bravo 6 makes a nice version as well

https://bravo6.diorama.ru/img/products/35075-1.jpg
HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 06:35 AM UTC

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Bravo 6 makes a nice version as well

https://bravo6.diorama.ru/img/products/35075-1.jpg



Excellent, thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 06:52 AM UTC
Hmm, I might need to bookmark that too.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 11:10 AM UTC

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Hi guys,

I learned that US Forces use wooden/plywood boxes to transport the steel ammo boxes in.

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4117003/2d-laad-conduct-machine-gun-range-fort-irwin

Can anyone point out whats the designation of the wooden wrap-ups? I think that Verlinden made some of them many moons ago.



They are called wire bound boxes and have been used to ship small arms ammunition in metal boxes since 1944 or 1945.

KL
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 03:59 PM UTC
Very good, thank you. A starting point for further research.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 05:03 PM UTC
Here is what you get in the Bravo 6 kit:

HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 06:13 PM UTC

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Here is what you get in the Bravo 6 kit:




I plan to fill some 40x48 pallets, so it will be a considerable invest.
matt
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 10:03 PM UTC

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Here is what you get in the Bravo 6 kit:




I plan to fill some 40x48 pallets, so it will be a considerable invest.



That's for sure, as I believe there's 48 boxes per pallet.

HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 10:21 PM UTC
Now I need a forklift/telehandler for all these loads.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 06:29 AM UTC

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I plan to fill some 40x48 pallets, so it will be a considerable invest.



I think you'd be better off building one very large cube from card stock, and then adding the borders to represent each individual box using .010 by .030 or .040 strip.
Run the card stock over medium grit paper a few times to give it some grain.
HermannB
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC

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I plan to fill some 40x48 pallets, so it will be a considerable invest.



I think you'd be better off building one very large cube from card stock, and then adding the borders to represent each individual box using .010 by .030 or .040 strip.
Run the card stock over medium grit paper a few times to give it some grain.



Or make my own castings?.... From my own masters of course.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
Aber natürlich!