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WWII British Accessories Set
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 09:54 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the World War Two British Field Accessories Set from Bronco Models.

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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 10:09 AM UTC
Looks like a great set, and the perfect solution for those kits that come with no extras.
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 11:23 AM UTC
cooking vessels are the #2 cook sets as issued to all armoured vehicles and purloined by most resourceful drivers. They were still in use in the 80's as they worked.
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 11:51 AM UTC
Darren,
I think the lamps you refer to are the Helleson lamps...a torch that was pretty much standard stowage on most if not all AFV's.

A frame to which a battery was fitted, I have somewhere a drawing of one.

George.
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 12:51 PM UTC
Thank you George and 766sgtacc for the information.
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 03:48 PM UTC
Nice looking add on set , although I would have thought 25 pounder ammo boxes would have been a better addition ,everyone seemed to use them for extra storage . 6 pounder boxes , not so much
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 05:43 PM UTC
I guess the 6pr boxes are because of the 6pr guns due for release soon.
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 11:41 PM UTC
Helleson Lamps could be found on Centurion tanks as late as the early 1970s and Petrol Cooker No2 introduced during WW2 (probably from a German design, as were the Jerrycans) still in use on armoured vehicles when I left the forces in 1990.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 10:46 AM UTC
No2 Burners were still in use up until the mid to late 90's when they were replaced by the No12 Burner which is a diesel variant. The cookset was known as a dixie to us tank crews and is still issued as part of the CES now.

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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 02:56 AM UTC
Ammo boxes of all sorts were used for many purposes. We still use a 5.5in artillery propellant box my father used as a kit box. This looks like a first rate set of accessories.
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 09:32 AM UTC
2 gallon cans were used throughout the war - I have seen them dated as late as 1951
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 10:36 AM UTC
Simon what I meant was how common were they as jerry cans pretty much seem to have taken over as the war progressed.

On the subject of the cookers I am finding the information that is being made available in this thread a great help which is also extending the time line that this product will be of help for. Any advance on the 1990's?
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 11:26 PM UTC
I thought the same as you - which is why i was surprised to see them being made as late as 1951 - particularly as many millions must have been made during the war

sk