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    Richard Auld

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    Desert Rat

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    Norrie

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    Guys, I supoose this is the place for these, out of an old house today, a contact of my wifes, she is doing some painting work for her. Rich
  2. 3 points
    Hello to you all! I'm here at last thank you Desert Rat and the admin team. I have been in the wings for about three months...just making my point..I'm here and not gone else where. Why ? Well because I have been around collecting since the 80s .I have run a society and know how hard it is..to maintain momentum...All pre internet days...As to the question why did I not go to another place..eady really.. I like you lot..!!! You have interesting bits and Bob's as well as some stunning items. Ian thank you for your intercesdence .lol All the above points are all relevant..use it or loose it sums it up totally....I will be pinging some pics and info about odd bits.. very soon to add my penny worth....I would add as said above ...no one on here will judge a fellow member ...the spoon article says a million things ...its not posh orarm candy but it's a story...so any thing no matter what will be of interest to fellow members not just the glory items...my comment is aimed at new comers and newbies be proud if your recent purchase don't be shy just because you feel it's not sexy lol..it is your pride and joy ....show us and a final note ..everyone has questions ...and I already see from reading on here there are experts who will be and are happy to help with an option or help and advice ...Some come out from where ever you are...Highlander.
  3. 2 points
    I guess it is a personal thing, I don't know my English grammer so I have no chance with the German. Still passed my tests though. Rich
  4. 2 points
    Guys as stated. Rich
  5. 2 points
    Guys, What do you think? It is British webbing that the germans recyled? Really? Rich
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    Had these a couple of years sourced from a chartiy shop for the pricley sum of £2! Beautiful scale models of modern 105mm projectiles. Came with a display cradle,were prolly apprentice made for a presentation? The plaque is however missing from the cradle. The rounds are aluminium,and the tolerances are unreal! Fuzes unscrew and the drivebands are complete with no gap. They fit together perfectly,you can even hear the air pushed out as they are pushed back in place. Must be of some vintage as the lighters inside are no longer available with the flame adjusters because too many folks(including myself) used to forget the flame turned up then light a smoke inside your jacket them Whooomph! no more eyebrows etc lol
  7. 2 points
    I was trying to snag some interest on this from you AK people, I have been offered a substancial amount of money for this roll of British webbing. No doubt it would be a number of original belts within the month. It was found with a lot of original German metal parts here in Bergen. Don't worry I would burn it before I would take their dirty money! Rich
  8. 2 points
    Guys, As stated above. Rich
  9. 2 points
    Guys, As stated above! When I was much younger I used car polish to make it more shiney, what a twat! Rich
  10. 2 points
    Guys, My German pal has just turfed this out of his uncles tool shed. Anyone any idea, I thought perhaps some sort of butchers blade?! Rich
  11. 2 points
    Guys, From a pal today. Like the pilots uniform, Gebirgjager man! There are a few doubles of the wedding set if anyone is interested? Will have a proper look later after a bit of garden arbiet! Rich
  12. 2 points
    Guys, From a pal today. Rich
  13. 2 points
    http://www.cdvandt.org/SADIR R87 schematic.pdf @kriegsfunker - now you need also PSU and FM adapter. http://www.cdvandt.org/exhibits_details.htm
  14. 2 points
    Ahhhh...First post in this new section....nice one....:) Anyway, this week, our local nursing home were doing a V.E. display, and asked me ( through my wife who works there) If I could lend a few items for them to let the residents see , hold and wear... Of course, with them having a lot of ex servicewomen and men there, I could NOT refuse.... So, I picked a few items for them to "play" with.....seemingly, the staff and residents had a blast...really good feedback from them...they sent me some great pics...:) This was a "trial" for a proper display next month to celebrate D Day, and as it went down so well they are going to do some heavy advertising...Arghhh!!!!! So, heres a few pics for you chaps...I particularly like the one with the chap at attention in the T "O" S....hes an ex KOSB reg, and from what his carer told me, he had lost his own TOS years ago, and when he saw this one, his eyes lit up, he fitted it on his own head perfectly...so,after being told that, I left it there for him...:) Anyway, my first ever "display"......and I'm so chuffed the residents, staff and family enjoyed it...TBH, it was only a few helmets caps etc...but ....:)
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    Very generous of you in both your time and your collection. I love the old folk, what they have endured is quite another thing compared to our generation in general. Well done mate! Rich
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    Plenty on there but not multipiece construction, I don't want a printed one as I have a decent German flag and hope to have a decent Dutch flag too, the reason, in order to show support for our strong military community. Rich PS you could get into PC trouble for calling it an English flag, LOL!
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    Ian, I am not very modern in terms of all these Facebook type things, I have just siht canned facebook to enjoy the quieter life on forums, I prefer to thank people with a sentence, I have however pressed the like button for you.
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    Nearly had one of these when I was a kid, you always regret what you don't do!!!!! Rich
  19. 1 point
    My Fu2/5 setup was quite messy, so I decided I build a few display boards to demo the Panzer radio setup for an impending exhibition. Makes it a bit easier to transport, set up and demonstrate. Unfortunately not a lot to hear on 10m VHF at the moment but at least I can demonstrate the intercom. Only missing the "Scheifringübertrager"... regards, Funksammler
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    Only the "Schleifringübertrager" is missing unfortunately. It will eventually evolve into a full Panther A setup. I have a complete and original "Antennekabel p", it is rather set in its shape after being coiled up for 75+ years and I have some worries about damaging it by uncoiling it. The late war coax cable has a soft silicon type insulation which can short out if not handled carefully.... regards, Funksammler
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    Guys, A bit of local history for me today. we have a Denkmal for this officer that lies at the entrance to the Ubungsplats here in Bergen. Rich
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    Hello Norrie, What a fantastic example of this type of weaving etc, beautiful made, lovely rare item.....You Luck Man to find this and I congratulate you on such a wonderful find..!!! Very Best Wishes...Ian/ Desert Rat
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    Another recent find is a "Empfängerprüfer für Torn.Fu. bf". This test unit was manufactured in relatively low numbers and allowed the Torn.Fu.b1 and f sets to be tested in the field. The test sets is a relatively small box that folds open to reveal a HF control, instrument, operating instructions and a storage compartment for the antenna cable. The unit itself plugs into the power and headphone socket of the Torn.fu.b1 and f transceiver, with the power supply cable coming from the battery box now plugged into the side of the test unit. An antenna cable with attached earthing wire is just long enough to reach the antenna socket and earthing boss of the transceiver. The unit provides a test signal at 3050 kHz, interestingly it does not use a quarz oscillator but a very stable RC circuit. The test unit allows the frequency scale of the receiver to the checked as well as the selectivity. Although it is called a "receiver tester", it also tests the power output of the transmitter and can be used to calibrate the frequency of the transmitter. So with the "Empfängerprüfer für Torn.Fu. bf" the Torn.fu.b1 and f could be comprehensively tested and adjusted in the field. It would have been used by a "Funkwart", a trained radio maintenance specialist who would go around the field units to test and repair their radios. regards, Funksammler
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    Being a Railway buff , this is a neat piece! Thanks for sharing @Desert Rat
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    any more photos @Richard Auld? It looks like the correct diamond weave but more photos would help. Cheers!
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    Anyone help me in dating this Glengarry badge I just bought,..?? I've not been able to find any proper info on the number of voids anywhere at all. Sorry about the pics, they are all I had from the seller.., I think their are nine voids...:) Thanks in advance guys...:)
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    Thanks Ian, one of the drivers at work is an Ex Argyll, he's going to an Argyll Museum meet at their HQ in Stirling Castle, this week, and is going to ask them there...:)
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    https://www.kpemig.de/Luftwaffe-UKW-Empfaenger-SADIR-Appareil-Type-R87-Serie-ES-Franzoesische-Fertigung-fuer-die-Luftwaffe-um-den-Mangel-an-UKW-Empfaengern-zu-beseitigen-da-der-Empfaenger-E53-Ulm-noch-nicht-fertiggestellt-war-Funktion-nicht-geprueft-selten
  30. 1 point
    Beautiful machine FS. Interesting to note the variation in these receivers,
  31. 1 point
    The Sadir R87 was used by the Luftwaffe as a VHF intercept receiver. For a large part of the war, the German industry could not produce VHF receivers in sufficient numbers, so the French R87 VHF receiver was adapted for the German Luftwaffe use. Different subtypes were manufactured covering different VHF bands. These VHF bands were used by allied aircraft, so the Sadir receivers were used to monitor VHF radio traffic between the allied bomber streams and their fighter escorts. Some versions of the receiver were adapted for direction finding ("Tornado" DF stations) so that location of the enemy formations could be monitored. The Sadir R87was exclusively used by the Luftwaffe, not by the Heer. regards, Funksammler
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    Any of those? http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/soldiers-trench-art/de-nazified-german-belt-buckles-3297/
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    Hello Norrie, Strange they have no makers markings on them, maybe they didn't stamp badges like they did in France and Germany...Don't know really, but I hope you can find out more info on them and please let us know how you get on. Best Wishes Mate....Desert Rat/ Ian
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    Hello Stuart, WELCOME...!!! Great to see you on here at last. Some very nice text from you above and interesting to read. Yes please send some images of your collection, we all look forward to seeing them on MCN. I send my very best wishes, and my see you soon, the stnnnn is waiting to hang on your wall....will look fantastic with the FFI flags, I have just got some more very rare ones. Take Care my friend....Ian/ Desert Rat
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    No I am sure he will keep it, we are on opposing shifts so I will see him tomorrow. Rich
  36. 1 point
    Aah, you picked up the the exact thing @Desert Rat asked about some time ago. https://www.militariacollectors.network/forums/topic/3644-ww2-panzer-radio/?tab=comments#comment-18618 As i understand, some tubes are missing?
  37. 1 point
    Ian...Thankyou so much for your kind words........When I saw the photo of the wee guy with the KOSB TOS on, I almost cried....he is in the latter stages of dementia, and to be told his eyes lit up when he saw the TOS, was a joy for me....the carer told me he grabbed it fitted it ( perfectly) and when she asked for a pic, he stood straight to attention....if this is the pinnacle of my collecting, then I will certainly die a happy man....:)....I cannot wait for the full display next month....:)
  38. 1 point
    Guys, Just got this! 115cm belt. Leather in very good condition marked 191?. Not my bag but it was cheap! Rich
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    I managed to get back one of my old M27 Irish Vickers made helmets I sold many years ago. Made a trade and she is now back home with me. Its a nice one, has much of the original green paint still on, and liner is still nice.
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    Guys, This has just had so much work done to it, it must have been very important to someone! Rivets at the spoon end, fork gone. Perhaps a POW or forced labourer where you need to eat to survive? Who knows?? It has character though!
  42. 1 point
    Guys, These were being used for plants when I found them in Paderborn area. Rich
  43. 1 point
    They would have used a Steckmast with "Schirmantenne" 3/3: Unfortunately I did not have the space to install the radials in my setup, but you get the idea: regards, Funksammler
  44. 1 point
    Mine had the battery cabling replaced as well. I assume they used the standard "Spreizstecker" connectors for the anode batteries as with the Torn.E.b and other battery powered equipment. Great find, I absolutely love this pre-war stuff! regards, Funksammler
  45. 1 point
    Getting a bit further, couple of hours each day, going better now with some music! Have just put up some old cable and am hanging mess kit off of it, I will sort it all out later into types etc etc. Bit awkward with the roof angle! I can now see the Chesterfields!
  46. 1 point
    Wehrpass, Soldbucher, Urkunde, photos, etc, udsw.
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    This nice Prussian Golden Merit Cross arrived today. Instituted Jan 1912 it is a three piece design and could be awarded to both civilian and military personnel. This award came in silver also.
  48. 1 point
    Bring this thread up to date with my coin store find Croix de Guerre 1914-1918. They are nice looking medals.
  49. 1 point
    I see a T34? in the picture, on the left unless Im mistaken. Damn I wish I was a rich pig!
  50. 1 point
    Strange that theres no interest in seeing what a skilled modeller can do, I thought this would be something that would appeal to a lot of military and aircraft enthusiasts and fellow modellers?????????
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