Id. US equipment

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Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Jan 2010 13:04

Hi all,

An AA fire US director but...Can anyone identify the model? Perhaps M7 director??? :?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Cannonade » 19 Feb 2010 23:34

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

An AA fire US director but...Can anyone identify the model? Perhaps M7 director??? :?

Image from Ebay
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Sturm78,

This appears to be an Anti-aircraft Gun Director, M1. This item unit was made in England by Vickers Armstrong, Ltd., and was used with the 3 inch anti-aircraft gun.

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Jan 2011 12:34

Hi all,

An US AA sound locator. Does somebody know the US designation of this equipment?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Mar 2011 11:58

Hi all,

Does somebody have any ideas about this equipment? I don`t know if it is US equipment or not.
I'm not sure if the image is of World War II-era or later.

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Apr 2011 11:57

Nobody for my last two images?? :(

Well, here an AA rangefinder. I think M1 but I am not sure. In the background a M4 or M7 AA director

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by scruffy » 17 Apr 2011 20:47

the camouflaged thing is an early " listening device " crude ,...but fairly affective , for the early detection of enemy air craft

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 30 May 2011 21:25

Hi all,

Another US AA sound locator. Does somebody know the US designation of this equipment?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by David Reasoner » 01 Jun 2011 16:41

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Another US AA sound locator. Does somebody know the US designation of this equipment?

Image from Ebay
Thanks in advance. Sturm78
It is an M1 Sound Locator. According to Coast Artillery field manual FM4-111 of 1940, there were 8 versions of the M1 in service at that time, M1A1 through M1A8. The manual doesn't elaborate on detail differences between versions, though.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref ... M4-111.PDF

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jun 2011 19:06

Thank you for your link, David. :D

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Jun 2012 18:55

Hi all,

Any idea about this equipment?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Trackhead M2 » 12 Jun 2012 18:37

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Any idea about this equipment?

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Dear S78,
I do not know the specific Signal Corps Radio number but it is a field radio with a hand cranked power generator used by the second GI. In the movie Ensign Pulver the radio is shown in use.
Strike Swiftly,
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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 12 Jun 2012 21:14

I dont recall the model ID either. Maybe I can get to the books later. I do remember the prefered power source was a connection that could use a vehicle electrical system, battery & charging system. Obviously a prefered method for lazy & motor obssesed Americans. A transformer kit for powering off the local grid was in the inventory, but not part of the usual kit. Around a HQ there would usually be a gasoline powered generator to provide juice to the higher powered radios.

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Jul 2012 11:02

Hi all,

I think another M1 Sound Locator

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Feb 2013 20:24

Hi all,

Binoculars. Standard equipment ??

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Trackhead M2 » 07 Feb 2013 21:05

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Binoculars. Standard equipment ??

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Dear S78,
It looks like assorted artillery spotting scopes.
Strike Swiftly,
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