F4F, F6F and CV/CVL Radios

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Hummer Mole

Apr 27, 2007
I'm doing some research on USN carrier task force air defense operations in World War II, and have run into a little of a sticking point.

I'm trying to determine the radio sets that were installed on the different F4F and F6F models as well as all classes of USN CVs and CVLs. I'm interested in the HF, MHF and VHF sets and their associated capabilities/limitations.

All I've been able to find so far is some pretty generic "there were lots of different radio sets installed" and "the carriers had four moveable radio masts" type information. Really, I'm looking for specific radio set designations, capabilities, frequencies, dates installed, etc. Any further information would be grealtly appreciated.

LCDR Glenn "Happy" Kelso
E-2C Hawkeye Mole
NAS Atlanta, GA

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