Suitcase Set Type A Mk3
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Spy Transceiver Mk III Mark 3 Mk 111
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This S.O.E. (special
operations executive) set is still admired by today 's experts
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 II.
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
The Type A Mk III 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.
|Type A Mk3 Bottom View
||Type A Mk3 Side View 1
||Type A Mk3 Side View 2
Mk3 was dropped by parachute in 2 special airtight containers called C and
C weighed 13 pounds and held the set itself the headset and the
D weighed 11 pounds and housed the
and the separate power supply for the 6-volt battery.
Coverage : - 3.2 to 9 megacycles in two wave bands.
3.2 to 5.2 megacycles.
Red Band 5 to 9 megacycles.
Power Output : - 5
Power Supply : - 100-250 volts AC.
It was housed
in a very small suitcase measuring 13 by 9 by 4 inches.
|Type A Mk3 Bottom Side
||Type A Mk3 Top Side
||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
||Type A Mk3 Phones
||Type A Mk3 Morse Key
The Type A Mk3 Suitcase Set
A marvel of early miniaturization.
I have the following information consisting of 8 A4 pages from a
Short-wave magazine article dated 1948 as listed below.
Plus 13 High Resolution Images of the sets Exterior, Interior and
Total of 21 A4 Pages Including the following : -
Components list with all values
Complete Circuit Diagram
Image of Unit in Case
Image of Underside and 6 volt Power Supply
Layout of Control Panel
It is quite comprehensive and gives all the relevant information.
|The Type A Mk III Suitcase Set
Manuals are Available Worldwide as a
Download on CD or Paper Copy.
The data consists of 8 pages
plus 13 High Resolution Images
of the sets Exterior, Interior and Accessories.
The CD & Download copy will be in Colour.
If a printed copy is required it will be in Black & White as we use Mono
21 A4 pages worldwide
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But in the unlikely event that any data should not be as you expected.
A refund is always available. Kind Regards Allen and Alanna.