Wireless Sets No. 19 MKII USA
An example of a USA manufactured,
of the famous British Army Wireless Sets No. 19.
WS 19 was a
of local and/or remotely controlled radio units and control boxes,
designed to provide medium range HF communications and intercom
plus short range UHF communications for the crew of armoured fighting
It was designed by Pye Ltd in Cambridge, England in 1940.
The design was
found to be sufficiently versatile to be used in a wide variety of
and ground applications, and was manufactured in the UK, Canada and USA.
Royal Signals figures
that a total of 115,000 units were made during the War. The total
service life of this equipment series was from 1941 to the early 1960s.