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Article about: Hello everyone, just picked up this R1155A receiver, the type used in RAF heavy bombers such as Lancasters and Hallifaxes. It appears to be quiet un-tampered with and internally largely comp

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    Hello everyone, just picked up this R1155A receiver, the type used in RAF heavy bombers such as Lancasters and Hallifaxes. It appears to be quiet un-tampered with and internally largely complete. I have no particular desire to get it working (especially as it has no speaker and would have to be listened to through headphones, so I dont think theres much point.) It is shown here with a late war type wired C type helmet and Mk VIII goggles. Also a picture of one in use on a Lancaster, with the transmitter set above.

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    A very nice item Douglas.. I like the photos too nice to see where it would sit!!.. I was wondering where do you pick up a radio liike this??.. Cheers Terry.

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    You can get them on ebay (they are quiet common) but often you have to collect them due to the weight.

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    Well, first it is a nice set, and yes they were used on many A/C...however as much as some look alike, the ones used on Hallybags were different.
    There is a different number or an extra designation on the number that tell you if it was for a hallybag, or any other A/C Seems that only the Halli had a different Version of this radio.
    You do see them for sale a lot, however it is rare to find one that was not converted to HAMM use

    I think I may have a couple of them myself.

    Great find

    Dean O

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    a superb addition to your collection douglas and as always well photographed ,ive learned something from your referance picture showing the set's position within the aircraft

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    Thanks for the comments. Dean, it does indeed seem that this set is from a Halifax due to the 'A' designation.

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    That is a great addition especially if one is into WW2 Bomber's!!!!!
    Consider this one "LIKED"
    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Last edited by AZPhil; 05-22-2014 at 06:11 AM.

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    Thanks for the answer Douglas.. & I would "liked" it but until they return!!.. I will say thanks instead. Cheers Terry.

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