One TAP-77 field telephone (Soviet/Bulgaria) - "Buy it Now" price is for all six For Sale
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One TAP-77 field telephone (Soviet/Bulgaria) - "Buy it Now" price is for all six:
TAP-77 (Polevoy Telefonnyy Apparat or “Field Telephone Apparatus)
These five field telephones were taken out of an Iraqi bunker complex outside Kuwait City during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 by a member of ODA 592, 5th Special Forces Group. They have not been used since then. The telephones have not been tested, but they are all in “like new” condition. When they were found in the Iraqi bunker complex, they were in crates and not set up yet. There is a date of 1987 on all the phones, inside just above where the instructions are. The phone is 9" X 6 1/4" X 3 3/4" approximately when closed. The telephones operate on a nine-volt battery, which is attained by using six C-cell batteries placed in the battery compartment.
The phones need to be connected by wire from one phone to the other, or by connecting all of them together, by using the terminals located on the telephone. To make a call you need to rotate the knob on the side of the telephone quickly, which will then make a clicking sound on the other telephone. To talk you just need to push the “push to talk” lever on the telephone.
These telephones normally do not go for less than $50 used and around $80 for “like new” condition. The sale for one starts at $50. If you wish to buy all five of the TAP-77s, then I will sell them for $250, but I will offer free shipping. If you buy them individually or in pairs, then shipping will cost you $10 per telephone.
The TAP-77 field telephone set is designed for establishing a telephone connection through telephone channels, radio/radio relay and wire communication lines. The calling of the correspondent is made by means of magneto and the magneto call receiver is electronic one.
TAP-77 field telephone set provides:
connection to "Local Battery" telephone sets and exchanges
connection to "Central Battery" telephone exchanges;
operation with automatic exchanges by means of a separate dialing attachment;
closing the subscriber line stub when the telephone is radio remote controlled;
connection to the communication lines as a control post.
TAP-77 field telephone set is designed to provide reliable operation in different climatic conditions and it is hermetically sealed, impact and vibration resistant.
Covering attention at 800 Hz, >40
Local effect attenuation(300-3400Hz), >20
Magnetic output power, >2
Calling signal acoustic level, >80
Transmission ratio(1000Hz), 0,6-1,1
Frequency response of the transmission ratio from 4
in 1500 - 3400 Hz band, dB/oct -8/+3
Receiver ratio mean value, 3
Amplitude response in transmission mode
compared to the zero level, >6
Non-linear distortions coefficient of
transmission at zero output level, <5
Internal noise level, >50
Power supply, 9 (six C-cell batteries)
Weight, <3 (6 pounds)
Operating temperature, - 50 (-58 F) / +50 (122 F)
The TAP-77 field telephone was made for the Iraqi Army by the Kintex company in Bulgaria. Kintex was established in 1966 as a specialized company for trade with defense equipment.