The Type 94-6 (94 Mark 6) was a miniature single-valve portable transceiver that was used by the Japanese Army during WWII, as part of a series of Army radios. The name is derived from the Japanese year of development 2594 (1934), with the Mk.6 version being the smallest model. Althoug the radio was intended for the infantry, it was also used for various ‘special’ purposes.
The radio is extremely small for the era, and is suitable for voice and morse transmissions in the VHF band (25-45.5MHz), divided over three frequency ranges. It was intended for tactical (i.e. short-range) communication, up to 2km.
Development of the radio began in 1934 and the first units were delivered in 1935. Initially the radio was only suitable for a single band, but a few years later (around 1937) the range was extended and a three-position band selector was added. According to the name plate, the radio shown here was manufactured in February 1943.
Japanese radios like the 94-6 are very rare. In WWII, during the heavy fights at Guadalcanal, American Marines captured a number of them and immediately put them to use for their own communication . Apparently the radios worked well, but were only suitable for short-range communication. Immediately after WWII, the US ordered the destruction of all German and Japanese war-time equipment, which is why so few of these beautiful radios have survived.
Made of steel, aluminum, and bakelite, this receiver is in EXCELLENT used condition! Though the leather case is missing, the radio itself is 100% complete with no missing parts, and ALSO still contains the VERY RARE Radio Tube! I am not sure if it is functional, so I am selling it as-is. A VERY RARE item not normally seen on the market, it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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