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Unknow 1970s british radio backpack

Article about: I found this 1970s radio pack and was curious to know more about it. The pouches have dates of either 1973 or 1979. Any information is appreciated.

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    I found this 1970s radio pack and was curious to know more about it.
    The pouches have dates of either 1973 or 1979.
    Any information is appreciated.
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    It's a carrying frame for the Larkspur A41 tactical radio system. It was originally designed in the 1940's and was the Choice of tactical comm's until it was subsumed by the Clansman radio in the late 70's early 80's. You can do a Google search for pictures of both frame and radio.

    Here's some info:

    Larkspur radio system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks very much.
    How much is something like this worth do you know?

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    They have gone for anything between 8 to 15 on Ebay quite recently. If you were to get it from a dealer they ask around 30-40 or thereabouts.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Looks like the webbing is derived from 58 patt gear. I have one for the Clansman PRC 351/2 which is quite similar.

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    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I am currently selling it on Ebay for 10 starting bid so glad to see my pricing is right and I did see one in a military surplus store a couple weeks back for 25.
    I got the thing many years ago from an ex serviceman who carried the thing, shame I can't remember his name.

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