Mark III airdrop canisters

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Mark III airdrop canisters

Joined: January 17th, 2004, 5:13 pm

June 11th, 2012, 5:19 pm #1

Does anybody know what material the british Mark III airdrop canister was made off?
I will have to weather 2 of those and would hate to find out later, that I did some gorgeous
alu chips on a wooden part...

Thanks in advance.

Stefan
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Joined: November 17th, 2005, 3:33 am

June 13th, 2012, 11:01 pm #2

from my raf airbourne forces refs they could be either plywood or aloy skined.
mk i were metal frames and covered in ply
mk it were all metal
mk iii could be both ply and metal skined
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Joined: January 17th, 2004, 5:13 pm

June 14th, 2012, 1:24 pm #3

Thanks Peter, I will make an educated guess as to which parts are metal and wood.

Cheers

Stefan
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Joined: November 17th, 2005, 3:33 am

June 17th, 2012, 9:40 pm #4

Does anybody know what material the british Mark III airdrop canister was made off?
I will have to weather 2 of those and would hate to find out later, that I did some gorgeous
alu chips on a wooden part...

Thanks in advance.

Stefan
here is a link that has alittle info on some excavated stores containers
http://www.battledetective.com/battlerelic14.html
peter
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Joined: January 17th, 2004, 5:13 pm

June 19th, 2012, 5:43 pm #5

Thanks for the link Peter, that was exactley what i was looking for.

regards

Stefan
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