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RAF NBC comms unit

Old 20th Mar 2013, 07:46
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RAF NBC comms unit

Does anyone know where I can get one in working order?
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 12:41
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Surely you don't mean the phone the size of 3 house bricks in a large suitcase, such as I had as an NBC Emergency Call out team leader in about 1990 (came as an add-on to being OC Handbrake House at W....n).
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 15:23
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Perhaps you should try Syria?
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 15:57
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Not sure of size, it's what the aircrew plug their helmets into.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 15:59
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I think you're talking about the comms box used with the AR5.

I'll have a look in my attic.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 16:03
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one of these?

Aircraft Parts Vickers VC-10 NBC Intercom Unit | eBay

or go and ask a friendly Squipper as we use them to test comms
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 17:52
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I have to ask Alexis ... What's it for

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Old 20th Mar 2013, 18:18
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So Courtney you finally moved the AR5 set up out of the bedroom?

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Old 20th Mar 2013, 23:02
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Testing that my helmets work :-)
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 23:03
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That's the thing, thanks
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 07:14
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A bit smaller than this lot ...



Image is Crown Copyright


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Old 21st Mar 2013, 08:19
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Ah the Godfrey test cabinet. Pure nostalgia to an old ex squipper.


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Old 21st Mar 2013, 12:30
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Whooooooooa, a HG test cabinet. Much smaller than the three VW Beetle size test rigs for the Typhoon (that do the same job..). Coat, Hat..etc.

I'll keep my eyes open for an NBC unit.

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 18:38
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What was the smaller grey box that you could run a quick Bonedome test on ? I seem to remember one of the checks outside twiddling the knob to go through headset continuity ... there was a small shrouded contact spike that allowed the mic connecting plug and socket to undergo a screen test ... IIRC you touched the solder blob on the mic lead and it a green light ... if think ... a long time ago
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 21:17
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Coff - Electicrial test set type 376 I first used one in 1959 at RAF Barkston Heath, it could be used as a stand alone item or it was fitted into the Godfery test cabinet.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 21:24
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Many thanks AS Best Coff ...
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 23:53
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Is that picture at Waddo? If so, when?

Ancient Squipper might just recognise the Cpl

Looks like the Sqn Badge is for 44(Rhodesia) Sqn at Waddo in 63/5 along with 101 & 50 Sqns
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 00:33
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Could be 27 Squadron - is that Jumbo green or grey?

or brown?

27 were at Scampton in the early 60's

My picture editor says grey, but that doesn't seem to clarify it.

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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 07:39
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Morning Chaps ...

I believe the image comes from "No Claims Bonus" (1961), a short RAF film about the Nuclear Deterrent ... so that would make it 27 Squadron at Scampton (Green Jumbo). The original pic was posted by PPRuNer ZH875 back in Dec 2011.

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Click Live Link on the embedded video window to view the short film No Claims Bonus ... Not YouTube code ...

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6d4_1323033748&comments=1
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 09:18
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Hell of a movie! If you listen to the sound during the scenes of the Vulcan in flight, I think you'll find they borrowed the engine noise from Thunderbirds.
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