Jump to content
simon king

WS19-when introduced?

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know when the WS19 came into widespread use as a replacement for the WS9? Is it likely that WS19 sets would have been retrofitted into the A10 cruiser tanks in North Africa and Greece?

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everything but precise dates of entry into service unfortunately. Not much of interest to most people I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Notes from Wireless for the Warrior Volume 2 Page WS19-5

Field trials 25th November 1940

First deliveries (WS19 Mk1) started in 1941 (no exact date)

WS19 Mk2 developed in 1941, produced in quantity early 1942

WS19 Mk3 developed in 1942, believed to be issued early 1943

Canadian version first produced in Jan 1943

Wireless for the Warrior is a must have set of books for anyone interested in WW2 radio, still in print see http://www.wftw.nl/ordering.html

Cheers

Richard

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

18 hours ago, simon king said:

Everything but precise dates of entry into service unfortunately. Not much of interest to most people I guess.

Perhaps more interest from The Defence Electronics History Society:-

http://www.dehs.org.uk/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×