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British spy radio sets

During and after WWII, the UK was one of the main developers and suppliers of spy radio sets and receivers. During WWII, a wide range of suitcase and special forces radios were developed and many of these were dropped over occupied Europe. Some of them were dropped together with a (secret) agent, but others were dropped-off at night for use by resistance groups.
  

During the Cold War, development and production of suitable radio sets for agents and stay-behind organisations (also known as Gladio) continued. Initially these radios were all valve based (tubes), but as soon as transistors became widely available, a range of (partly) transistorised radio sets were developed. Some of these are listed below. Click any of the images for further details.
 
British spy radio sets on this website
BP-3 spy radio set developed by the Poles in the UK BP-5 spy radio set developed by the Poles in the UK The famous Type 3 Mark II, also known as the B2
B2
The UK Type A Mk. III (A3) The UK Type 36/1 (MCR-1) The UK Type 31/1 (Sweetheart), produced in the UK during WW-II for Norway Polish OP-3 (Type 30/1) WW-II clandestine receiver. Produced in the UK during WW-II. Post-war version of the UK Type 36/1 (MCR-1), produced by MBLE in Belgium.
Mk. 119 Mk. 122 Mk. 123 Mk. 301 Receiver Mk. 328 Receiver Racal PRM-4150 (TITHE)

 
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WANTED - Full duplex UHF radio for resistance communication and air droppings

 
War-time spy sets

War-time Polish sets (built in the UK)
These sets were developed and built by the Polish Army in Exile in the UK during WWII:
 

Cold War UK spy sets

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