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.
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
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
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
A wooden case covered with leatherette, in which
the radio can be transported.
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