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DennisTheBear

Radios in Jeeps in the SWPT

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Hi all! Like the last couple of posts I'm an aviation modeller, but am planning and collecting material for a diorama involving a jeep and 1 or 2 trucks.

My question is what types of radio equipment was fitted to or carried in jeeps in the South-West Pacific Theater between about August 1942 and August 1944.

The diorama will be a scene from northern Australia if that helps.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Dennis The Bear

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Hi, Dennis,
A quick check on the net and found the following:
Fitting Radio Equipment to a WW2 Jeep
http://www.vmvc.org.au/Articles/how%20to/jeep%20radio%20fitting/jeep%20radios.html
It reckons that the most common radio/s fitted to ¼ ton 4x4 (Jeep) is the BC-620 (SCR-510) or the BC-659 (SCR 610).
In addition is a goolge search for images of the BC-620
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=bc+620+radio&biw=1237&bih=693&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIzN7J9KnNAhWC4D4KHaneAnkQ_AUIBygC
Also the following site lists the most commonly used Australian manufactured military radio equipment used during World War II.
Lastly I did a search for world war 2 radio sets through the Australian War Memorial:
https://www.awm.gov.au/search/all/?query=world+war+2+radio+sets&op=Search&format=list&rows=20&section%5B%5D=events&section%5B%5D=units&section%5B%5D=places&section%5B%5D=articles&section%5B%5D=books&section%5B%5D=people&section%5B%5D=collections&search-check-all=1
Hope this helps
David

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