Suitcase Set Type A Mk3 Mk 3 Radio
Spy Transceiver Mk III Mark 3 Mk 111


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Type A Mk3 Mk 3 Suitcase Spy Radio Transmitter / Receiver.

Working in very good condition

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The latest of the S.O.E. (special operations executive) sets is still admired by today 's experts, for its design, workmanship and for its technical performance. It easily handled regular communications over more than 500 miles, its receiver was particularly sensitive and stable. The A Mk3 was the smallest  transceiver conceived  during World War 2. It was completely miniaturized, except for the" lock-in" American tubes.

Type A Mk3 Top View Type A Mk3 Controls Type A Mk3 Bottom View

It was the last step before the creation of sets with tubes the size of peanuts (transistors would not appear until several years after the end of hostilities). The new radio procedure, separating transmission and reception in time and space, permitted the creation of these miniaturized sets, which were used in the last part of the war. The A Mk3 was dropped by parachute in 2 special airtight containers called C and D. C weighed 13 pounds and held the set itself, the headset and the operating instructions.

Type A Mk3 Bottom View Type A Mk3 Side View 1 Type A Mk3 Side View 2

D weighed 11 pounds and housed the accessories box and the separate power supply for the 6-volt battery. Coverage:- 3.2-9 megacycles in two wave bands, "blue" band 3.2-5.2 megacycles, "red" band, 5-9 megacycles. Power Output:- 5 watts average. Power Supply:- 100-250 volts (house current) It was housed in a very small suitcase, measuring 13 by 9 by 4 inches.

Type A Mk3 Bottom Side View Type A Mk3 Top Side View Type A Mk3 Spares Box

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Type A Mk3 Mk 3 Spy Transceiver Mk III Mark 3 Mk 111


Type A Mk3 Spares Contents Type A Mk3 Phones Type A Mk3 Morse Key

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