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Australia
With shipments of Australian F4 ammunition due to arrive in the United States in July 2003 it seems pertinent to add to this site information about the factory method of packaging for this ammunition.  The size of these crates is 12.5 x 8 x 17.5 inches and weigh 70.4 lbs ea.

          BANDOLEER AND STRIPPER CLIPPED


Outer packaging crate, holding four M19A1 cans each holding 200 rounds of
F4 Ball Ammunition on Mark 3 Stripper Clips and in Mk. 1 Bandoleers.


Outer packaging opened showing the four M19A1 cans
"top and tailed" with plywood partitions to stop rattling


M19A1 can

 F4 Model
Ball Ammunition

in 5 rnd MK 3 Chargers (clips)

in
MK 1 Bandoleers

 

          CARTON


Standard M19A1 can used for 300 rounds of 'Carton' F4 Ammunition
containing seven 40 round and one 20 round cardboard cartons.

 F4 Model
Ball Ammunition

 

          CARTON (Blister packs)

Part of the second shipment to the US contained 'Blister packed' ammunition.  The ammunition was sealed in plastic with 5 rounds sandwiched between two layers of plastic in four groups of five rounds.  Each five round group could be broken off from the others leaving all groups still sealed.  These were then packed into a corrugated cardboard carton (160 rounds) 8 layers of 4 'blister' packs, 5 cardboard cartons to a wooden crate.


Wooden Crate, Cardboard Carton and the 4 Blister Packs that are joined together

 


Four sets of 4 blister packs to each cardboard carton

 

 



British

        BANDOLEER AND STRIPPER CLIPPED


 L2A2 Model
Ball Ammunition

in 5 rnd MK 3 Chargers (clips)

in
MK L3A1 Bandoleers

NATO Standardised Ammunition

NATO Symbol
Pic courtesy of James Scott.

 

 

          Containers


Pics courtesy of Patrick Jones


Each container holds 50 rounds, 4 containers to a layer,
2 layers in the can for a total of 400 rounds.

L2A2 Model
Ball Ammunition

NATO Standardised Ammunition

NATO Standardised Ammunition

NATO Symbol



American

        BANDOLEER AND STRIPPER CLIPPED

 

 

 

 



Unknown

  Ball Ammunition L2A2       Chargers (Mark 3)       Bandoleer (Mark 2/1)


South Africa



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