Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, 1942-1945

Made:
1942-1945 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries: Junction box no.2, headphones, throat microphone, 150/3 V dry battery, webbing harness, 16 foot aerial (in four sections with webbing case), and webbing signal satchel, with strap

Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries.

The Wireless Set No. 38 was a ‘man pack’ transmitter and receiver used widely by British soldiers during the latter part of the Second World War. It was developed in 1942 for short range communication, and typically used by infantry soldiers. A modified version was installed in tanks. The equipment carried by a soldier included a large aerial, a heavy battery pack and a throat microphone, all of which was worn on the person.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1971-324
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), textile
Measurements:
throat microphone: 50 mm x 180 mm x 50 mm, .4 kg
junction box: 83 mm x 61 mm x 72 mm, .37 kg
battery: 134 mm x 148 mm x 73 mm,
headphones (not including cable): 60 mm x 230 mm x 170 mm, 1.735 kg
wireless set no. 38: 103 mm x 163 mm x 226 mm, 2.837 kg
type:
transceiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by the Royal Grammar School Guildford

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