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RUSSELL WHIPPLE

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What was the model number of Collins radios used on PT's? My Dad said PT 223 had a Collins radio.
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Frank J Andruss Sr

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The ones I have say Model TCS-12, which was pretty much the standard lightweight Radio's used in PT BOATS, SHIPS, LANDING CRAFT, and other Navy vessels.........


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Russ,
Check out this site on Collins TCS Radio http://www.vmarsmanuals.co.uk/newsletter_articles/poor_mans_tcs.pdf
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Mike Crawford

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Is this the same model radio used on PT boats? This picture was taken on the USS Batfish on display in Oklahoma.
[IMG]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/IMG_4309.jpg[/IMG]

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Hope This image works. 2nd try

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Third times a charm.
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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I have never seen this type of Radio in a PT BOAT. Most if all had the TCS System because of the light-weight and durability. I have learned however to never say never, so who knows if one of these might have been in some patrol boat somewhere, although I doubt this radio was in any American PT BOAT.


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Hi Russ,
Here is a picture of the radios on PT631, they are Collins TCS-11 or -12 just like Frank said. I found the model numbers of the individual components as follows: Transmitter = COL 52245 Reciever = COL 46159 Remote Control Unit = COL 23270 and Antenna Loading Coil = COL 47205 I hope this is helpful. Jerry



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From an Amateur Radio Relay League magazine:




This and many more in my PT Ads books!


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