Radio Transceiver - SOE Suitcase, B2 Type 3, Mk II, circa 1943 Object Reg. No: ST 030097

This type of portable 'suitcase' radio was developed during World War II for agents of the Special Operations Executive, the British spying and sabotage organisation working in enemy-occupied territory. It was designed by Major John Brown and designed to transmit and receive coded messages at distances up to 800km. It consists of a modular receiver, transmitter, Morse key and 6 volt battery power supply small enough to be concealed in an average size suitcase. This set was obtained after the war by a Melbourne amateur radio operator who used the callsign VK3ZP and was donated to the Museum in 1978 complete with the original instruction manual. Serial no. 44183.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Reg Leach, 1978
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, military communication, radio transceivers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: transceivers
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, 1942-1945

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