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Field Telephones of WW II

  • EE-8-A - US-made field telephone with magneto signaling modified to accommodate dry batteries made in USSR. Made in 1942 by Connecticut Telephone & Electric.

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The majority of field telephones supplied to the Red Army from the USA have been purchased by Amtorg Trading, a New York corporation with 100-percent USSR capital. 

US Signal Corps EE-8-A and EE-8-B field telephones were modified to accommodate a pair of 2C (2S) dry batteries of USSR manufacture. The leather bags of EE-8 telephones supplied to the Red Army were about 1 1/2" wider than regular EE-8 bags (WHD = 230 х 250 х 90 mm).

It was probably due to this leather bag extension why no model identification could be found neither on EE-8-A nor on EE-8-B telephones supplied to the Red Army on Amtorg orders. 

All identifications on the telephones as well as their schematics have been made in Russian (Cyrillic) letters. There was an instruction manual in Russian supplied with each field telephone.

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