• World War II in Color

    Wireless Set No. 46

    The British made Wireless Set No 46, developed in 1941 for Combined Operations Command, was a portable manpack set primarily designed for communications during beach landings.It was manufactured by E K Cole. The No 46 Set provided R/T or MCW communications over short ranges of 6-10 miles working to a similar set with aerial rod. It had three pre-set, crystal controlled channels, and operated on the 3.4 to 9.1 MHz range. The set was waterproof and could be immersed in seawater for up to one minute without becoming inoperable.It was a highly successful design and a significant technological achievement.


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