WW2 German Ammo Box

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WW2 German Ammo Box

Post by Porcelain44 » 25 Jun 2022 02:21

Does anyone have an idea as to why this WW2 German ammo box has been painted grey? Was this done for naval troops?
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Re: WW2 German Ammo Box

Post by Poot » 26 Jun 2022 07:48

That's in great condition, nice find!

Sorry, but I can't answer your question about color/possible branch of serve affiliation.
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Re: WW2 German Ammo Box

Post by hambubger » 26 Jun 2022 08:12

What type of ammo is that? As far as MG ammo boxes, here's one source:

"They came from the factory either in Dark Grey (which usually faded quickly) or dark olive.

But the camo pastes that were issued to the soldiers for camouflaging vehicles (and thus Dunkelgelb nach Muster, Green and Brown) were specifically issued to be used for camouflaging larger pieces of equipment (including MG-Ammo boxes) as well. So any of these 5 colours or even camo based on these are fine.
In addition they were whitewashed during the winter just like any piece of equipment."

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