Althoug the radio was intended for the infantry, it was also used for various'special' purposes. The radio is extremely small for the era, and is suitable for voice and morse transmissions in the VHF band (25-45.5MHz), divided over three frequency ranges. It was intended for tactical i.
Short-range communication, up to 2km. Development of the radio began in 1934 and the first units were delivered in 1935. Initially the radio was only suitable for a single band, but a few years later (around 1937) the range was extended and a three-position band selector was added.
According to the name plate, the radio shown here was manufactured in February 1943. Japanese radios like the 94-6 are very rare. In WWII, during the heavy fights at Guadalcanal, American Marines captured a number of them and immediately put them to use for their own communication .Apparently the radios worked well, but were only suitable for short-range communication. Immediately after WWII, the US ordered the destruction of all German and Japanese war-time equipment, which is why so few of these beautiful radios have survived. Made of steel, aluminum, and bakelite, this receiver is in EXCELLENT used condition! Though the leather case is missing, the radio itself is 100% complete with no missing parts, and ALSO still contains the VERY RARE Radio Tube! A VERY RARE item not normally seen on the market, it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only.Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "WW II Imperial Japanese Army Type 94-6 RADIO WIRELESS RECEIVER VERY RARE" is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items". The seller is "messerschmitt_109" and is located in Thousand Oaks, California. This item can be shipped to United States.