Telephones of WW II
Demo - US-made EE-8-A field telephone taken out of
its leather bag to demonstrate special modifications made
before supplying the telephones to the Red Army.
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most important of those modifications were add-on parts which made possible to
use the USSR domestic 2C (2S) dry batteries as replacement to the standard BA-30
batteries ("D" cells).
Demo shows a pair of 2C batteries connected as well as a pair of BA-30 batteries
installed. In real field operation either a pair of 2C or a pair of BA-30
batteries would be used.
accommodate a pair of 2C batteries, the leather bag of EE-8 telephones had to be
extended by about 1 1/2" (WHD = 230 х 250 х 90 mm).
modifications included Cyrillic designations on the telephones and schematics
and instruction manuals in Russian language.