German Luftwaffe wooden transport case for one Signalbombe Blitz .The box still retains a lot of its original paintwork and white painted stamped markings both hinges are in nice condition also has one of its metal carry handle the lid still opens and closes and the catch work properly the box is in overall fantastic condition and is a 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 5x7 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)
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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German Luftwaffe wooden transport case for one Signalbombe Blitz the box is dated 1941 Found near Dunkirk from German airfield