German Luftwaffe wooden transport case for one Signalbombe Blitz .The box still retains a lot of its original paintwork and white painted stamped markings not all readable and small remains of paper label both hinges are in nice condition also has its metal carry handle the lid still opens and closes and the catch work properly the box is in overall does have some damage as well a hole on the bottom of the box and missing paintwork on the lid of the box but is still a very rare Luftwaffe box to find.The box was Found near Dunkirk used on one of the German airfields on the French coast.The item comes with a A5 laminated information card.
These signal bombs were used on Airfields for signalling aircraft in case of bad visibility. They were launched from a 125mm cardboard mortar tube, fitted on a metal plate which had a spike on the base to fix it on the ground. The inside of the tube was fitted with a hard-wood base. A Signalbombe was placed in the tube, cone (propelling charge) first.
The friction fuze initiated the propelling charge, and also the time fuze for the bomb itself was started when launched.Below a signalbombe blitz that this box carried.
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