ACR RT-10 receiver/transmitter emergency radio : Flying Officer P V Murphy, 2 Squadron RAAF

Accession Number REL39300
Collection type Technology
Object type Communications equipment
Physical description Aluminium, Metal, Nylon webbing
Maker ACR Electronics, Inc.
Place made United States of America: New York
Date made c 1970
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Rectangular olive drab metal-cased hand-held radio incorporating a heavy battery power pack slid into a holder at the rear. Features a telescoping aerial with a knurled brass screw-in tip (labelled in white 'Antenna'), a sliding tone button and transmitter switch mounted to the side (labelled 'Off/On Tone Button' and Transmit Lever') and a black painted circular speaker grill mounted low in one corner. An aluminium data plate on the front is labelled: 'Receiver-Transmitter Radio ACR RT-10. FSM: 5821-912-4480YY. Ser: 5490. Part No: P3-14-0001FMC 18560', plus a set of instructions on use, and notes: 'Unit is Tuned to 243 MC'. An olive drab nylon hand strap is rivetted to the sides, and a black metal retaining strap secures the battery pack at its base. The battery pack is labelled: 'Battery Pack Supply. Model No: ACR K308A . Serial No 224499 . US Contract No. [blank] Part No: P4 01 0008. FMC: 18560 FSBN6. 135-930-0810. ACR Electronics Division Chromalloy American Corp NY, NY. US.' The pack is impressed along its length: F41608 69 D-7191.

History / Summary

Emergency radio to be used in the event of a forced landing. Flying Officer P V Murphy, No.2 Squadron, RAAF.