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Old 28-01-19, 01:55
Russell Boaler Russell Boaler is offline
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At the end of WW2 a number of British vehicles were fitted with cable reel to enable direct wired communication between individuals outside the vehicle and those inside the vehicle via their WS19 set. The drum would rotate to allow cable to be withdrawn when required and the cable could be wound back up when no longer needed via a manual winding handle on the drum. The attached picture of a Daimler AC shows said cable drum fitted to the back of the turret.

Does anyone have any information on this type of cable drum or the equipment used to connect it to the 19 set? According to the Daimler parts book the drum and boss had a part number of W2-WB4021 and the associated junction - remote control part number Z1-ZA10649/1.

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Here's a picture of the drum in question. I'm wanting to get an understanding of the missing locking mechanism and cable retaining clips that would have been fitted on the front of it as well as the mounting bracket for the rear.
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Thereís a remote control option for use on ws19s with a reel. Junction Remote Control no.1 interfaced to a control unit on on the 19 set, and Junction Remote Control no.2 dangled on the other end if up-to a mile of cable.

Tank telphones used an aux connection into the drivers distribution box.

During wartime, a field mod used reels between some hq tanks so the rear-link tank could talk to the command tank directly, filtering messages to/from the two command nets on the A sets.

Different reels are used on Cent etc. which were there to enable comms between tanks without using the radio while laagered, again using the remote control box (IIRC).

Iím guessing itís an extension of one of those purposes.
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I have a 25ft long extension cable with a snatch plug at each end which I believed was to be used to run the WS19 remote control unit from a trench next to the tank... the cable passing out of the pistol port from the Wireless operator's control box.

It would be good to know if this belief is correct.

At some point I will need to find a nice original WS19 remote control unit for the WS19 Canadian MK3.

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