This is a German Wooden ammunition crate for 15cm SFH18 artillery gun it held 3 separate propelling charge shell cases but is not complete missing its lid. The box is in nice condition the wood still retains most of its original 3 colour camouflage paintwork and dated 1936 all clear to see.The box has some damage to the top edge there are splits in the wood nothing to bad the wood is still very solid not braking up or falling apart it has had wood worm at some time but has been treated but still rare to find this nicely preserved this pre war camouflaged box.The box has original war time paper label with markings still readable on the side of it and also maker marked and dated it also still has its shell holder brackets in place it still has its metal carry handles a nice example of this famous ammunition crate in this rare paintwork pattern which has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection.The box comes with A5 laminated information card.
The sFH 18 was capable of firing 150 mm shells at a range of up to 12.8 kilometers. The sFH required a crew of twelve men in order to operate efficiently and could fire off rounds at a rate of only four rounds per minute.The gun was officially introduced into service on 23 May 1935, and by the outbreak of war the Wehrmacht had about 1,353 of these guns in service. Production continued throughout the war, reaching a peak of 2,295 guns in 1944. In 1944, the howitzer cost 40,400 RM, 9 months and 5,500 man-hours to make.
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