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Old 05-09-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

One of the guys over at the equipment forums said that maybe I should go ahead and repost this here so I am!

Im looking to find out whether this came from a Tiger I as comparing it to some other examples seen inside a stug III for example vary in size. I got it at an auction probably like 5 years ago and paid I'm sure less than $20. I've never seen one for sale and actually didn't realize what it was other then a flare box until one of the members on the equipment forums pointed it out!

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L = 16.19 Cm
W= 10.47 Cm
H= 14.44 Cm

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Old 05-09-2018, 09:19 PM   #2
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:22 PM   #3
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:00 AM   #4
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Hi Brayden,

The dimensions correspond to those of the box in a Tiger I, as near as dammit; (160 x 110 x 145).

I suspect that these are all the same size given that the flares were common, irrespective of the vehicle type; I have measured one at 160 x 105 x 145). If you have evidence of other sizes in other vehicles, please share. I stand corrected as I have just seen the photo of the one in a StuG on the equipment forum! Presumably then, the flares came in different sizes?

Yours is missing the "platform" with the 12 holes of course, but a nice item nevertheless.

Ian

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Old 05-10-2018, 12:20 PM   #5
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Hello Ian,

I would have to agree with you, Im pretty sure all the flares were the same size thus the boxes would be too but I'm lacking a bit of knowledge in this area to really say so. How rare are these boxes? Ive never seen any sell before so I wouldnt have a clue. As to the "platform" or "rack" would it be possible to find one and make this one i guess you could say complete?

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Old 05-10-2018, 12:46 PM   #6
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Hi Brayden.

I am not a collector so cannot really comment on their rarity. They're probably quite rare given the prices they command! I should imagine that any that do come up for sale are snapped up by the professional vehicle restorers, or even offered to them if the seller knows what they have.

I am pretty sure that somebody makes reproductions, and sells them as such, unlike some other unscrupulous individuals. I wouldn't hold my breath trying to find the "rack".

With regards to the different sizes, a question about flare sizes on the firearms forum might be a good start.

Sorry I can't be of any more help.

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Old 05-11-2018, 09:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help Ian! Ill see if I can look into this a bit further.

Any other opinions and information is well welcomed

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