The USSR type R-106 VHF AM manpack transceiver was developed in the early 1950s. The sets were used for communication within Company and Battalion, eventually replaced by the R-105D, R-108D and R-109D series. Operation of the R-106 is extremely simple as there are no controls except the channel selector and push to talk switch.
The R-106 in operational use, click on the pictures for a larger image. Note that the set was sometimes carried in a canvas bag. Apparently a handset was also used (pictures left and centre) in place of the standard headphones and microphone assembly (picture right).
Top view of R-106 showing position of transceiver unit, NiCad batteries and stowage space for headgear assembly and handset. Note that the case and lid are made of pressed material.
Complete transceiver unit of R-106. In its construction use is made of a cast aluminium chassis. The complete unit slides into the case, connections for power and antenna being made automatically.
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