AN/PRT-4 & AN/PRR-9 Squad Radios

The AN/PRT-4 and AN/PRR-9 worked together as an attempt at a simple, lightweight Squad radio, albeit one-way. First fielded in Vietnam by the U.S. Army in March 1967, the idea was to extend an infantry platoon and/or squad leaders' command and control beyond verbal, hand signals and personal contact communications.…

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It may seem like an innocent metal whistle but the whistle was used by the NVA and VC as a way of controlling and coordinating troops and attacks etc, a SOG team could confuse the enemy while being tracked by using the whistle.

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MK13 MOD 0 Marine Illumination Flare

Extract from "Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2 - Aviation Theories and other practices" The Mk 13, Mod 0 signal flare is intended to attract the attention of SAR aircraft and to give them drift direction. To avoid being burned by sparks, the ignited Mk 13, Mod 0 signal must be held…

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AT984 Radio Antenna Pouch

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This is the pouch for the multiple wavelength long wire antenna for the VHF low band radios like the PRC-25¬†and PRC-77. It provides more gain than the whips antennas or the RC-292 or OE-254 fixed station omni-directional antennas. It is an unterminated wire unlike the OE-303 half rhombic that uses…

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