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Which wireless set for the Vickers MK VI
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 11:27 AM UTC
As the title says, does anyone know which wireless set was used in the Vickers MK VI? I have searched from both the vehicle angle and the wireless angle with no luck. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks - John
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 05:34 AM UTC
The Mk VI light tanks?

They'd pretty much have to be the No.11 set, no? The No. 19 set didn't come into use until after Dunkirk.

You might see some later desert Mk VIs with the No. 19 set, I suppose, but I didn't think they lasted long into t he No. 19 set period.
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:53 PM UTC
Id have gone with the 11 set too but Fletcher (Osprey New Vanguard 217) says the No.7 set (which was apparently not widely produced) in the text although the caption for colour plate D refers to a No.9 set, which replaced the No.7.

It might be worth checking if the dims of a No. 7 would fit the bustle of a Lt. Mk. VI.
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 03:28 AM UTC
AFAIK, the Mk IV was fitted with a No.7 set which was replaced by a No.9 set on the Mk IVb...

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC
Thanks for the help Gentlemen, now I have something specific to search, should be able to nail it down now. hopefully the No.7 is not so rare that I can't find some good photos.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 01:30 AM UTC

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hopefully the No.7 is not so rare that I can't find some good photos.





H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC

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hopefully the No.7 is not so rare that I can't find some good photos.





H.P.



Thanks Frenchy, I just found that one myself, it was the only one I could find.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
You'll find some dimensions for it here (if you don't have them already ) :

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/mil_gb_wireless_set_no7.html

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
Ooh, THAT I didn't have Frenchy, thank you!
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 04:35 AM UTC

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That trapezoidal shape looks suspiciously like the shape of the back part of a Mks II through IV light tank turret.
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
Funny you mention that, I was thinking the same thing!
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