Gorilla Boxes

#3
I've seen some serious travel boxs at a place called Solent plastics

They have a walk round warehouse and they have ninja containers from salt and pepper pots up to giknockerpod armoured media travel boxes. lockable trunks, air tight jobs the lot

I'm a bit sad I like containers

http://www.solentplastics.co.uk/home/
 
#4
thegimp said:
I've seen some serious travel boxs at a place called Solent plastics

They have a walk round warehouse and they have ninja containers from salt and pepper pots up to giknockerpod armoured media travel boxes. lockable trunks, air tight jobs the lot

I'm a bit sad I like containers

http://www.solentplastics.co.uk/home/
Nice one.

...but 'ninja'?
 
#5
once you get out to the sandbox, the yank PX's stock them, thou they sell like hot cakes.
all the British seem to but them!

dont know why we arnt issued one of the wheeled versions to go on tour instead of another bladck deployment bag - would probably cost the MOD less!
the wheeled gorilla box i got in the PX out here was i think $25!
 
#6
Dragstrip said:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=s1&oq=gorilla%20box&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GZHZ_enNO242NO243&q=gorilla+box+foot+locker
Great Link. Shame it doesn't answer the original question.

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#7
I've not seen any for sale in the UK and buying them from the US would cost a fortune just now as they tend to be twice the price than that of aaffes PX/BX. As stated the best place to get them is in theatre, if your going to Afghan places like Bagram,Khandahar,Phoenix (Kabul). Or if you really, really want one that bad, drive to JHQ in Germany
 
#10
From memory, the AFEAS or whatever it is, will only deliver to US military post codes in the UK i.e. US bases. So unless you can arrange to get one there, the cost would be prohibitive. As suggested before, getting them on tour is the way to go.
 
#11
Whereabouts in southern uk are you? I've brought loads back from Afg - think I've got about 6 or so in the garage if you want one. PM me.

Edited to add....

The link posted above has the actual boxes they sell in the BX (the ones I have anyway). Third from the bottom.
 
#12
I've bought and used the US boxes (theres one of mine still sitting in BIAP with civvie helmet & armour in it...), but on my last trip I used a B&Q "Mastermate" wheeled box that they sell for about £20-30. The wheels and extendible drag handle make it a hell of a lot easier to move when its full of heavy objects (cough!) and you're staggering along under a bergan and all the other bits...

B&Q box thingy
 
#14
Dont bother buying them if you are going to HERRICK, you will get them issued to you.
 
#15
I am pretty sure I saw something similar to the Gorilla box in Homebase in Carlisle not so long back, the are about £20 I brought 4 or 5 back from Baghdad a couple of years and they seem to have been onward posted by the other half or I would help you out.
 
#17
#20
The new trend in music touring is anything that won't get shunted by a forklift goes in plastic cases because they're lighter. Iron Maiden are doing Peli cases and everyone wants to be part of the trend see here.

I got sent a load from a mate in AFG and they cost him £16 or something. For 4 weeks I had 2 full of tools and 2 full of merchandise getting thrown in and out of sprinter vans twice a day, getting quite a lot of abuse from people used to handling massive 12mm ply boxes on wheels with metal corners and edges. The tool ones I'll be honest are quite battered but the merch ones are fine and will get another tour or 2. Based on that, I wouldn't worry about spending £50 in S.O.F!
 

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