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  • German Wooden ammunition crate for 15cm SFH18 artillery gun it held 3 separate propelling charge shell cases, waffen stamped recovered from Sevastopol the battlefield of 1941-1942 in the Crimea the Germans last big victory in East

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    This is a German Wooden ammunition crate for 15cm SFH18 artillery gun it held 3 separate propelling charge shell cases. The box is black painted with maker mark and waffen stamped the box is missing most of its lid but is in fairly good condition does have some damage and some chunks missing from use but the wood is still very solid not braking up no real woodworm either the crate retains most of its original paint work not many markings on the inside it has shell holding brackets no label on the remains of the lid both hinges in nice condition also the locks do still work perfectly the lid still opens and closes perfectly but obviously most of it is missing and it has its metal carry handles a very nice example of a battlefield recovered one of these crates that saw early war use. The crate was recovered from Sevastopol the battlefield of 1941-1942 in the Crimea the Germans last big victory in East. 

    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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