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The steel M2A1 Ammunition Can / Box (also called Chest Ammunition: M2A1 or Box, Metal, M2A1) was introduced during the 1950s for .50 caliber machine gun ammunition.The M2A1 ammo can was designed to hold link belts of 100 cartridges of.50 cal. ammunition for theM2 Browning machine gun, but was in fact utilized to transport and store many other ammo calibres and packaging.Construction details of the M2A1 .50 cal. ammunition can / box:
The M2A1 ammunition box has been used by the U.S. military for small and medium calibre cartridges, for artillery fuses and more, including this partial list:
It is defined by MIL-DTL-3060F (drawing number 7553296, Box, Ammunition, M2A1 Assembly) or earlier specs in the MIL–B-3060 series. Two M2A1 boxes are packed into a wire bound, wood shipping crate (drawing number 7553347 - Box, Wire bound: Boxes, Ammunition, M2A1). The M2A1 ammunition box is covered by NSN 8140-00-960-1699 and the shipping crate NSN 8140-00-078-8969Dimensions:
Please note: as these are military surplus there may be some colour, quality and style variation to the image shown.