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WftW Volume 1

WftW Volume 1 cover large.

All Wireless Sets in the numerical range (No. 1 to No. 88) are described. Detailed information is given on:  Wireless Sets Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Cdn  9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (E10), 16, 17, X20A, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, Cdn 27, 28, X32D, 33, 36, 37, Cdn 43, 47, 49 (B40/C40), X56A, 57, Cdn 58, 63, 76, 78 and 86 (C41/R222).


Other sets mentioned: Wireless Sets Nos. 11 (Aust), 101 (Aust), 108 (Aust), 109 (Aust), 112 (Aust), 133 (Aust) and Admiralty Type 5G. Since the standard World War 2 sets are described in Volume 2, only a summary is given here; this includes: Wireless sets Nos. 10, 18, 19, 22, C29, 31, 38, 42, 46, 48, C52, 53, 62, 68 and 88.

First published December 1995 by GC Arnold Partners, Broadstone, Dorset, U.K.       ISBN 1898805 08 3

WftW Volume 1 can be obtained direct from the publisher Wimborne Publishing Ltd. A printable amendments sheet for WftW Volume 1 is posted on the Downloads page.

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Volume 1 ('Wireless Sets No. 1 to 88') of Wireless for the Warrior is published in A4 format softback, and contains 360 pages, about 150 photographs, 320 line drawings/circuit diagrams and 130 tables. An explanation of the various Type Nomenclature systems used for Army radio equipment from WW1 to the 1960s is followed by descriptions of the sets themselves. The aim in each case has been to describe the history, technical details, aerials and accessories used with each set, together with spares schedules. Where a set was used in more than one application - for example as a mobile or a ground station - details of the variations are provided. Several versions and adaptations of the sets produced in Australia and Canada are also described.

The descriptions of the sets are followed by a series of appendixes: Glossary of Terms; Condensed data of  Equipment; Accessories List; Army Valves Designation and Equivalents; Table of Frequency Coverage of Army Wireless Sets.