U.S. Munitionskiste, vermutlich Gr.1, klein, aus oliv grün lackiertem Stahlblech, auf einer Seite gelbe Schrift aufgedruckt. Gewicht 1700 g (PLatz für 240 Patronen Kaliber 7.62mm). Oben am Deckel ein Tragegriff. Vorne Verschluss.
"M2A1 ammunition can, late variation with parallel skirt on lid.
The M2A1 ammo can was designed to hold link belts of 100 cartridges of .50 cal. ammunition for the M2 Browning machine gun, but was in fact utilized to transport and store many other ammo calibers and packaging.
Construction details of the M2A1 .50 cal. ammunition can / box:
• Steel material, seam welded
• Latch, hinge, handle spot welded to body
• End-opening lid with quick release hinge
• Quick release latch
• Rubber gasket under lid makes near waterproof seal when latched closed
• Flat sides and lid
• Metal bar handle attached to the lid by rectangular wire loops so it can fold flat for stacking or lift up for easy carry
• Lid skirts protect contents when lid is partially opened
The lid skirts originally angled down from the hinge end, then ran parallel to the top as the skirt approached the latch end. Later model M2A1 boxes have a lid skirt that is shorter and parallel to the lid for the full length.
The M2A1 ammo can is painted olive drab. Stamped markings may include the manufacturer’s name (eg SCF, EMCO), the model M2A1, and year made. A cartridge shape may be embossed in the lid to indicate direction of loading. Paint (usually yellow) will be used for stenciled markings identifying the contents." (Hinweis: B. Przysiecki)