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WW2 AMMO BOX AIRCRAFT - $220 (BALLWIN)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: USA
model name / number: 108-62312
size / dimensions: 16.5 L X 7 W X 11.5 DEEP

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AMMO BOX WITH LID, EARLY WW2,
ALUMINUM WITH CANVAS WITH PHENOLIC PLASTIC FABRIC PANELS .
RIVETED THROUGHOUT. .HINGE LID WITH CANVAS HANDLE.
2 METAL LATCHES CLOSE THE PIANO-HINGED TOP SECURLY.
EXCELLENT CONDITION CONSIDERING AGE AND APPLICATION.
ALUM. SILVER COLOR WITH REDDISH CAST ON PANELS AND OTHER EXTERIORS.
MORE INFO:
This is a very good condition rare WWII Browning .50 Caliber machine gun extra ammunition box for aircraft. Research indicates this was an extra ammo box that was used in the nose and tail sections of the B-17, B-24 and B-25 Bombers. Also known as a Tail Turret Ammunition Box on a B-24 Liberator these were stacked just aft of the waist gun position and fed the tail turret via a long rigid feed chute.

The box is made from phenolic plastic impregnated fabric panels, which is lightweight and strong, which are riveted together. The top of the box is aluminum, and has a excellent canvas carry handle attached.
The box measures 15.5"L x 6"W x 11"H, and we have seen these in various different configurations, most likely made by different makers.
This is a wonderful piece of WWII Aviation history!


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