Lancaster Wireless Operators
equipment is a complete replica
of the part of the Lancaster bomber fuselage which contains the
Wireless Operators crew position.
While the framework is constructed from modern materials, ALL of the
equipment and fittings are original WWII issue. The DeHavilland seat shown is not original.
The station consists of the following equipment units:-
Switch Type J
IFF control panel
Indicator Unit Type 184
Intercom Panel 192
Loop Aerial Type 3
Ae winch Type 5 + spool+ weights
Gee Indicator unit Type 62A
Rotaries 33 + 35
PSU Type 17
Accumulators 2 volt (2)
Spare valve box
Artificial Aerial type 21
Test Set 65
Ground Power supplies for R1155/T1154
Power supply and convertor for Gee
Transit case for T1154 containing spares
"Growler" for testing rotaries
PSU / magslip driver for Fishpond
Mains 2, 12 &24 volt psu
Transit case for R1155 containing spares
The Gee receiver is not present, however Dr. G. Winbolt has kindly
offered a replacement.
complete replica of part of the interior of the Lancaster fuselage was
constructed by a DRS member, and for the
last 8 years has been a major exhibit in the Radar & Communications
Museum section at
It includes the T1154/R1155 communications system, powered by
ground station power supply units, plus the Gee navigation system and
complete exhibit of equipment was donated to DRS by the original
constructor, who is a DRS member.
maintenance of this complete wireless operators station will involve
refixing and strengthening parts of the outer framework and the
construction of a new wooden base
frame to carry the complete exhibit.
Each of the individual radio and radar sub-modules will be conserved
where practicable, returned to working condition.