Dry battery from Wireless Set, 1939-1945

Made:
1939-1945 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

150/3 V dry battery from Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1939-1945.

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.

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Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1971-324/5
type:
battery
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Donated by the Royal Grammar School Guildford
status:
Permanent collection

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