WWII US Army B1000 Backpack Radio -
This is a US Army field gear item. As issued during World War two. This is the first backpack style radio used by
the different branches of the armed forces.
This section of the website provides information that allows you to identify American military field
gear collectibles. The data also includes a price guide to give you an idea of the value of the items.
The radio has a built-in backpack with canvis straps. A pad is provided to help the bottom of the radio better rest
in the lower back of the soldier. Wearing the radio was not a comfortable experience. It is heavy and restricts
the movement of the soldier.
A canvis bag is provided to carry the antena. One side of the bag is longer than the rest. A flap has a pull-dot
snap that secures it shut when closed. When placed on the radio, the antena provided a target for enemy shooters,
placing the life of the radioman in danger.
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points that should be noted.
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The radio comes apart in two sections which are secured via the use of snaps. The lower portion of the radio was
the receiver. The upper part is the transmitter.
This WWII US military collectible may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
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