U.S. Army Signal Corps Vehicles 1941-45

Didier Andres

A comprehensive and fully illustrated account of specialized vehicles used by U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II.
Publication date:
December 2021
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Series :
Casemate Illustrated Special
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ISBN : 9781636240640

Dimensions : 254 X 203 mm
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• Hundreds of period photos covering all the details of the trucks, vans and trailers vital to maintain the communications of the U.S. Army in WWII
• Packed with diagrams and schematics, this new Casemate Illustrated Special is perfect for modelers working on realistic WWII dioramas

A comprehensive and fully illustrated account of all the vehicles needed to move, use, and maintain communications equipment vital to the success of the U.S. Army during World War II, including trucks, workshop trucks, vans and trailers all designed by the Signal Corps, described in technical detail and illustrated by hundreds of period photos.

The Signal Corps was at the forefront of the technological development of communications throughout World War II. Tasked with coordinating all American military activities, the Signal Corps initially had to rely on a communications landline network covering some 1 300 000 km. This was soon overtaken by radio communications. however adaptation remained a priority within the US Army Signal Corps for when landline networks were unavailable or radio silence had to be observed.

Almost every large piece of Signal Corps equipment required wheeled transport, and over a hundred vehicles and trailers would be specially designed, many associated with one particular radio or radar installation. This comprehensive and fully illustrated account covers radar and radio vehicles, plus specialised vehicles such as telephone repair trucks, mobile telephone switchboards and homing pigeon units, all described in technical detail and illustrated by hundreds of period photos.