Superheterodyne AC/DC receiver
In Bakelite case with gold coloured stripes. The knobs from left to right: on/off/volume, tuning and wave range. Optionally, a wooden case covered with leatherette was supplied with the radio, making it easy to carry it. In earlier models, the three knobs were not at the same level. The radio can be seen as a precursor to the later Philetta models. In the series connection, 2 tubes from the red Philips series (ECH3 and ECF1) were used and 2 "real" series tubes (CBL1 and CY2).
The radio was made for the German army during the Second World War by Philips France in Suresnes on behalf of Valvo Radioröhren.
This radio was used by the German Air Force. Stamps of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) and of Bauaufsicht Luft (BAL 1473) are placed on the device. BAL was an organization that supervised products made for the air force. A number of tubes are marked "Wehrmacht Eigentum" and "BAL 1471".
With medium wave band (190-570 meters) long wave (1150-2000 meters) and short wave (16-51 meters). The intermediate frequency is 472 kHz.
The scale is illuminated from the left. The scale light is a Philips 2088 bulb (12 volts, 60 mA).
An antenna and earth can be connected at the back. In order to be able to use the radio at 220 volts, a special lamp was connected to the radio, that could also be used for reading.
The original price was 69,75 RM.
Serial number: S579120
Dimensions (w × h × d): 24 × 18.6 × 15 cm
Made in: 1942
Purchased in: 2018
Sold in: 2023
Weight: 3.9 kg
Voltages: 110 volt ~ and -
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What was broadcast in 1942?


Listen to "Du und ich im Mondenschein", from the film "Wir machen Musik", sung by Ilse Werner with orchestra. Leader Werner Bochmann, recorded in 1942 for the Odeon record label.

The back panel does not seem to belong to the radio. There is another version of the A43UD that fits this back panel. In that model, the connection for the power cable and the type plate are located at a different position.

The back with back panel removed
The station scale
Top view of the chassis
Under-chassis view

Type plate and a red stamp with the text "RLM Eigentum" and a stamp of Bauaufsicht Luft (BAL 1473). The abbreviation "VRG" next to the type number probably means Valvo Radioröhren GmbH The same stamps on the left hand side of the receiver
A wooden case covered with leatherette, in which the radio can be transported.

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