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Milan Box Corporation - Ammunition Container Boxes

Wooden wirebound boxes

Milan Box Corporation has manufactured boxes and crates since 1927. The company expanded into military ammunition boxes during the Second World War, and now provides wirebound, wooden containers and boxes for ammunition, fuzes, grenades, artillery munitions, rockets, explosives and missile components. Both our military wirebound and nailed wood boxes are made to fit BWAY ammo can dimensions.

Throughout our history, Milan Box has maintained its excellent reputation as a high quality manufacturer of plywood and wood packaging.

Our customers include Ensign Bickford, ATK, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Picatinny Arsenal, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Olin, L3 Communications, Federal Cartridge, DZI, Chemring Group, Esterline, Alloy Surfaces and many others.

Milan Box is an approved US government SBA Hub Zone Qualified small business and currently it hopes to acquire more FMS customers (involved in the Foreign Military Sales program supported by the US government).

Military ammunition boxes and crates

Milan Box Corporation manufactures a range of military products made to the following United States Government/Mil specifications:

  • MIL-DTL-2427
  • MIL-B-15011
  • MIL-DTL-46506
  • PPP-B-585
  • PPP-B-587
  • PPP-B-601
  • PPP-B-621

Wirebound containers

Milan Box Corporation's wirebound containers offer maximum protection, withstand rough handling, permit high stacking, occupy less cube, have a low tare weight, and keep packaging costs low.

Our M2A1 wirebound plywood container is used for the 5.56mm, 9mm, 45cal and 7.62mm cartridges. It is manufactured according to military specification designated PPP-B-585D. It is one of the most popular types used by the US Army and Marines, is per military drawing 7553347, and includes a special heat treatment and a preservative treatment.

Pricing normally includes various military markings prescribed by the customer and is largely governed by the availability of materials and quantities ordered.

Nailed wood boxes

The M6 reactive armor tile wooden container is available in several versions, including the M3, M4, M5 and M7, all designed to package various sizes of armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Similar wooden containers will be used to package armor tiles for the new Stryker Amphibious Vehicle.

These containers are built to military specification designated Mil-B-2427 per drawing number 12590330.

Our wooden fuze box container is used for mortar and artillery fuzes and plastic cord explosives. It is manufactured according to military specification designated Mil-B-2427. It is one of the most common types used by the US Army and Marines and comes in various larger sizes.

Pricing normally includes various military markings prescribed by the customer.

Plywood ammunition containers

Our 120mm mortar plywood container is designed to hold two rounds, and is manufactured according to military specification designated Mil-DTL-46506.

It is a popular type also used by international munitions manufacturers. It can be heat treated and preservative treated. It comes with two fiber-tube inner containers.

The TOW missile plywood container is manufactured according to military specification designated Mil-DTL-46506.

This container represents an integrated packaging effort to source various components including barrier bags, separators, foam inserts and corrugated pieces required per the military drawing.

Milan Box has also manufactured a similar missile box for the Stinger Shoulder Fired Missile.

Ammunition box hardware

The ammunition box hardware is manufactured according to military specification designated Mil-B-2427G (AR), and features the following:

  • 8796520 swivel assembly
  • 8796523 hasp
  • 8796524 hinge

Integrated military packaging systems

In an effort to better serve our customers, Milan Box Corporation works in conjunction with United Ammunition Container, Inc. (Fiber Tubes), Bway Corporation (Metal ammo cans), St. Tammany Box (Mil-Spec Corrugated & Fiberboard Boxes), and Harris Corporation (Bandoleers) to provide a one-stop source for your complete military packaging needs, including inter-pack requirements. This Teaming arrangement gives our customers the benefit of a Single Source packaging procurement for military munitions.

Whether requiring fiber containers, wooden boxes, wirebound boxes, or specialty pallets, this Teaming association provides greater options for our customers.

Milan International is our exclusive international marketing representative.

Contact Details

Milan Box Corporation
PO Box 30
TN 38358
United States of America
Tel: +1 731 686 3338
Tel: +1 800 225 8057
Fax: +1 901 205 0530

ISO 9001-2000 CERT -MBC 8-24-07
Wirebound crate M2A1 / M19A1 ammunition wirebound crate.
60mm mortar box. 60mm mortar box.
Full pallet - 5.56mm wirebound boxes.
Missile plywood container Single Source Packaging program for International customers.
wirebound box Wirebound box.
nailed wooden box Nailed wooded fuze box.
ammunition crate M67 grenade box.
lockable wooden box Lockable wooden warhead box.
munitions box 40MM M781 wire bound box.
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