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#1 colletorww2

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:21 PM

I found this crate where i lived before and i was wondering if anyone could help me indentify it: Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket

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#2 C.Evans

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:00 AM

I've no clue except the lid has "Plas" painted on it. I guess it could have been a crate that carried bottles of Plasma-or maybe even Plastique Explosives???? Dunno, my thinking on it only gets that far.
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:25 AM

In one of the pictures the top of the crate is clearly painted : "PLAST 808"

A quick "Google" of: "PLAST 808" revealed

One of the simplest plastic explosives was Nobel’s Explosive No. 808, also known as Nobel 808 (often just called Explosive 808 in the British Armed Forces during the Second World War), developed by the British company Nobel Chemicals Ltd well before World War II. It had the appearance of green plasticine with a distinctive smell of almonds. During World War II it was extensively used by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) for sabotage missions. It is also the explosive used in HESH anti-tank shells.


( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_explosive )

Hoipe that helps............cool box

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#4 A-58

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:04 AM

Quite perceptive my boy....

"On the Plains of Hesitation, lies the blackened bones of countless millions who,
at the dawn of victory sat down to rest, and resting died"....

(Adlai Stevenson to Harry Truman on discussing the pros and cons of dropping the big one, or so I'm told)


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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:01 AM

Hmm , I believe I've seen those before. They look like the British boxes of explosives that were dropped to the Resistance and Soe forces in France prior to the D-Day invasion

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:35 PM

I thought it may have carried plastiqe explosives because it said "Plas 808". This was found in the place where we keep the wood for the winter. The house was build by my family in 1914(The same year my grandfather was born) and my father own it now. I have found a couple items from world war 2 there. Such as: a german ammobox, a lot of Krag Jørgensen rounds and that crate. I have also been told that my grandfather kept a box full of stuff for the war(2 of my uncle's has told me that) There should also bee a german bayonett up under the roof where we keep the wood, but it has most likely been stolen or moved.
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#7 formerjughead

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:31 PM

I thought it may have carried plastiqe explosives because it said "Plas 808". ......


So, you were testing us?...........better to be proven right than wrong I always say.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:39 PM

So, you were testing us?...........better to be proven right than wrong I always say.


Ya i guess
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 05:59 AM

Ya i guess

Never, never test the masters my boy....BOOT TO THE HEAD!!!!

"On the Plains of Hesitation, lies the blackened bones of countless millions who,
at the dawn of victory sat down to rest, and resting died"....

(Adlai Stevenson to Harry Truman on discussing the pros and cons of dropping the big one, or so I'm told)


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:48 AM

You were right to ask this. Markings are often obvious, but sometimes too obvious and lead to a wrong track. Better a few confimrations than misidentifying an item.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:02 AM

Never, never test the masters my boy....BOOT TO THE HEAD!!!!


Why you h8?
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#12 formerjughead

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

Why you h8?


He's not hating on you. He's trying to be funny.............he just forgot to put the smilies in the post.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:56 PM

This also may be an all purpose crate because I was watching a Documentary and I did see a similar crate only it housed the ammo bandoliers for the M-1.


The key is in the stencilling.........If it contained M-1 Bandoleers it would say so.

Skipp is right these boxes contained Palstique 808 and were labeled either "Explosive 808" or "PLAS 808" . If you look at the article I linked you will find that some were shipped to the US witht he designation that is on his particular box.




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