RARE 1941 WWII US Army USN Radio Receiver AN/CRC-7 Walkie Talkie Handy Talkie
This listing is for a pair of exceedingly rare two-way radios from WW2 ca. The SN/CRC-7 was one of the first handheld walkie-talkies to ever be invented. They were developed during The Second World War out of necessity by the U. Navy to help facilitate more rapid communication between members of the military. Although developed by The Navy, these were also adopted by units in other branches, including The Army and Marine Corps. These two-way radios represent a very important and influential technological achievement in the history of the U. The advent of "Push-To-Talk" technology changed the battlefield (and modern warfare), in so many different ways. These units would make an absolutely fantastic addition to anyone's radio or military collection! These radios are in good shape, given their age. They have the wear and tear that one would expect in a historic, military item from the WW2 era, but pictures always give the best description. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
One is obviously in far better condition. The body on the other one is straight, but it does have a good bit of paint loss.
This one is also missing it's battery cap. The one that is in much better condition is complete.
The one with more paint loss also has a couple of wires coming out of it's battery chamber. I do not know if these are factory, or if they were added later (the nicer one appears to just have battery contacts).
After the war, these units became really popular with Amateur Radio enthusiasts. Because of that, I cannot verify whether or not either unit has been internally modified. I can say that the exterior of these radios look completely unmodified. Again, pictures offer the best description. I apologize for the long description. I just want to be as accurate as possible.