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Below a comparison table of all army field telephones I'm currently aware of (130+ and growing). From 1898 to 1990, from 1 to 12kg and from Austria to USA.

Out of scope and caveats

Comparison table

The default sorting is per year, by clicking on the specific column header you can sort e.g. per country or per weight. Table key below. You can also download the table as .csv.

Year Country Name Type Size [mm] Weight [kg] Enclosing Body/Chassis Battery Ringer Generator Buzzer Handset Headset Dial Waterproof Circuit Notes Make In My Collection Original Document Webpage
1898 GB C Mk I LB 305x170x210 7 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V RK190 P/S Ericsson No 390 / MB100 Ericsson Link Link
1905 Germany Armeesprechbatterie Bat. 215x85x150 2.6 Wood 3x 1,5V IEC S4 Link Link
1905 Germany Armeefernsprecher LB 300x120x120 5.1 Leather Light alloy Ext. Induction coil/Buzzer combined Weight without Battery: 2.5 Siemens & Halske Yes Link Link
1905 Germany Feldfernsprecher LB 340x155x195 10.6 Wood Wood Ext. Induction coil/Buzzer combined Weight without Battery: 8 Siemens & Halske Link Link
1905 Sweden M/05 LB 305x170x210 8 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V RK190 P/S Ericsson MB 200 Ericsson Link
1907 Austria Mikrophonkassette M07 LB 275x110x195 4 Wood Wood Ext. Induction coil/Buzzer combined Yes Link Link
1907 Austria Batteriekasten M07 Bat. Wood Wood 2x 3V Parallel Link Link
1908 Austria Patroullienapparat M08 LB Leather Light alloy Ext. Induction coil/Buzzer combined Similar to German Armeefernsprecher Link
1908 Austria Batteriekassette Bat. Leather Wood Link
1908 GB D Mk I LB 190x100x190 3.6 Leather Wood 1x 1,5V RK150 P/S Ericsson No 392 / MB300 Ericsson Link
1908 Sweden M/08 LB 250x70x175 3.7 Leather Fibre 1x 3V RK170 P/S Ericsson MA 200 Ericsson Link
1909 Italy Mod. Anzalone LB 165x80x220 3.5 Leather Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Link
1909 Russia M1909 LB 305x115x270 8.8 Leather Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Link
1909 Sweden M/09 LB 210x75x160 2.5 Leather Fibre 1x 3V RK180 P/S Ericsson MA 80 Ericsson Link
1909 Switzerland Feldtelefon LB/CB 320x145x260 8.7 Leather Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 - P/S Some: Induction coil/Buzzer combined Siemens & Halske Link Link Link
1910 Austria Tragbare Mikrotelephonstation M10 LB Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Siemens & Halske Link
1912 Sweden M/12 LB 250x100x180 4.2 Leather Fibre 1x 3V RK170 P/S Ericsson MA 210 Ericsson Yes Link
1913 Switzerland Central Telefon LB/CB 320x140x210 9.2 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Some: Induction coil/Buzzer combined Siemens & Halske Link Link Link
1913 USA Camp Telephone LB 180x115x250 5 Wood Aluminum 1x 3V BA-1 P/S Link
1914 Russia M1914 LB 295х100x235 4 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Link Link
1915 France TM 09-15 (Timmimoum) LB 250x145x190 7 Leather Wood P/S Link
1915 GB D Mk III LB Leather Metal 2x 1,5V Size S/X Induction coil/Buzzer combined Link Link
1915 Germany Armeesprechbatterie neuer Art Bat. 215x85x150 2.6 Wood 3x 1,5V IEC S4 Link Link
1915 Germany Eiserner Armeefernsprecher LB 300x120x120 5 Leather Steel Ext. Induction coil/Buzzer combined Weight without Battery: 2.4 Siemens & Halske Yes Link Link
1915 Germany Eiserner Feldfernsprecher LB 340x155x195 11.5 Wood Wood Ext. Induction coil/Buzzer combined Weight without Battery: 8.9 Siemens & Halske Link Link
1915 Switzerland Zerlegbares Telefon LB 230x185x175 4.3 Leather Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Size without handset Hasler Link Link
1915 Switzerland Artillerietelefon LB/CB 320x130x250 6.4 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Some: Induction coil/Buzzer combined Siemens & Halske Yes Link Link
1916 Austria Fernsprechstelle M16 LB 260x100x240 3.6 Canvas Metal 2x 1,5V Induction coil/Buzzer combined Link
1916 Austria Fernsprechstelle M10/16 LB Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 Induction coil/Buzzer combined Siemens & Halske Link
1916 France TM16 LB 228x219x169 Wood Wood P/S Link
1916 Germany Feldfernsprecher 16 LB 340x155x200 9 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 Induction coil/Buzzer combined Siemens & Halske Link
1916 Italy Modell 1916 LB 240x170x175 7 Wood Wood 1x 1,5V P/S Link
1916 Russia M1916 LB 305х150x205 6.3 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Nippon Electric co., Japan Link Link
1917 Germany Grosser Feldfernsprecher 17 LB 280x100x225 7 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Siemens & Halske Link
1917 Germany Kleiner Feldfernsprecher 17 LB Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Link
1917 USA Camp Telephone Model A (EE-4) LB/CB 195x130x250 8.2 Wood Aluminum 1x 3V BA-1 P/S Western Electric Yes Link Link
1917 USA Camp Telephone Model 17 LB/CB 230x135x260 8.2 Wood Aluminum 2x 3V BA-1 P/S Kellogg Switch and Supply Co. Link
1918 Sweden M/18 Artillery LB 290x110x240 Leather Wood P/S Link
1918 Sweden M/18 Infantery LB 230x110x240 Leather Wood P/S Link
1920 USA EE-3 LB/CB 230x135x260 8.2 Wood Aluminum 2x 3V BA-1 P/S Adapted Model 17 Kellogg Switch and Supply Co. Link
1923 Czech VZ 23 LB 270x105x220 6.3 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Yes Link
1925 USA EE-5 LB 180x95x230 5 Leather Aluminum 1x 4,5V Flashlight P/S WE 1375B Western Electric Link Link
1926 Germany Feldfernsprecher 26 LB/CB 280x100x220 6.4 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S C. Lorenz AG Yes Link Link
1926 Sweden M/26 LB Leather Wood P/S Link
1927 France Modele 1927 LB 214x202x184 6.2 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Yes Link
1927 Poland AP-27 LB 280x160x170 6 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V Induction coil/Buzzer combined Updated but mostly identical Versions were AP-30/33/34 Link
1928 Russia UNA-F-28 LB 227x100x224 4.5 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V 3C P/S Link
1928 Russia UNA-I-28 LB 227x100x224 6 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V 3C P/S Link Link
1930 Hungary 30M LB/CB 285x104x197 5 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V Link
1930 Norway Modell 1930 LB 289x125x287 8 Wood Metal 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Elektrisk Bureau Yes Link Link
1930 Switzerland Feldstation K.T.A - S. 36 LB/CB 280x105x190 5.3 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V D P/S Gfeller Yes Link
1931 Italy Guardafili Mod. 31 LB 230x127x270 7 Leather Aluminum/Bakelite 2x 1,5V P/S
1931 Italy G.A. Mod. 1931 LB 318x140x240 8.1 Wood Wood 1x 3V P/S Yes Link
1931 Russia UNA-F-31 LB 285x100x240 4.7 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V 3C P/S Link
1931 Russia UNA-I-31 LB 288x115x238 6.9 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V 3C P/S Link Link
1932 France TM32 LB 218x122x196 5 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V P/S Yes Link
1932 Japan Type 92 LB 270x110x170 5.5 Leather/Canvas Wood 2x 1,5V (Parallel) Link Link
1932 Switzerland Armeetelephon Modell 32 LB/CB 330x140x240 9.5 Wood Light alloy 2x 1,5V IEC S4 Induction coil/Buzzer combined Albiswerk Link Link Link
1933 Germany Feldfernsprecher 33 LB 280x100x210 5.5 Bakelite Light alloy, Steel 1x 1,5V IEC S4 Anti-sidetone Siemens & Halske Link Link Link
1933 Italy Tipo F Mod. 33 LB 190x140x203 3.6 Leather Metal 1x 4,5V P/S
1933 Russia TAM LB/CB 360x145x270 11.4 Wood Wood 4x 1,5V 3C Differential microphone Long range transmission (250km) Link Link
1934 Italy G.A. Mod. 34 LB 290x140x250 9 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V P/S Link
1934 Yugoslavia M34 LB 160x140x260 6 Metal Metal 1x 1,5V P/S Ericsson Colombes
1935 Argentina TTA 5 LB 290x180x150 4 Leather Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Link
1935 Austria M35 LB/CB 275x115x230 5.5 Wood Metal 2x 1,5V IEC S4 P/S Kapsch Link Link
1935 Belgium Bell LB 240x120x185 6.4 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V Bell Mfg. Co. Link
1935 Belgium ATEA LB 250x120x185 7.3 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V P/S ATEA Yes Link
1935 Czech VZ 35 LB 280x125x230 6.7 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V P/S Link
1936 France TM36 LB/CB 200x160x200 5 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V P/S Link
1936 Poland AP-36 LB 260x90x180 4 Metal Bakelite 1x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Link
1937 Spain LB 295x110x235 7 Wood Metal 1x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Link
1937 Sweden M/37 LB/CB 260x86x187 4.2 Bakelite Light-Alloy 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone Ericsson Yes Link Link
1937 USA EE-8-[A,B] LB/CB 200x90x250 5.3 Leather, Canvas Light alloy, Steel 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone Western Electric Link Link Link
1938 Finnland P-1-8 (VPAT) LB 280x105x240 6.6 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V Induction coil/Buzzer combined Made by Tartu in Estonia Tartu Yes Link
1939 France TM39 LB Bakelite Bakelite Link
1939 GB J. LB 255x130x130 4.1 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V Size S/X Anti-sidetone Link
1939 GB D. Mk. V. LB 225x150x115 4.4 Aluminum Bakelite 2x 1,5V Size S/X Induction coil/Buzzer combined Yes Link
1939 GB L. LB/CB 255x130x130 4.5 Aluminum Aluminum 2x 1,5V Size S/X Anti-sidetone Link
1939 GB F. Mk. I. LB/CB 300x180x200 7.8 Wood Cast-Alloy 2x 1,5V Size S/X Induction coil/Buzzer combined Link Link
1939 Hungary 39M LB 290x110x200 3.5 Bakelite Metal 2x 1,5V Link
1939 Russia TABIP-2 Sound 220x100x110 1.1 Canvas Bakelite Sound powered Handset only device Link Link
1939 Russia TABIP-1 Sound 262x103x160 4.1 Aluminum Aluminum Sound powered Link Link
1940 GB F. Mk. II. LB/CB 300x180x200 5 Wood Bakelite 2x 1,5V Size S/X Induction coil/Buzzer combined Link Link
1940 GB H. Mk. III Sound 255x130x130 4.5 Aluminum Aluminum Sound powered Same form factor that set L
1940 GB H. Mk. II Sound 300x180x200 Wood Bakelite Sound powered Same form factor that set F Link
1940 Italy Regia Aeronautica LB 270x120x220 6 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V FACE Link
1940 USA EE-108 Sound 200x90x250 4.3 Leather Light alloy Sound powered Connecticut Telephone and Electrical Company Link Link Link
1941 Hungary 41M TBK-1 LB/CB 285x100x195 5 Bakelite Metal 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Yes Link
1941 Russia TA-41 LB 286x98x140 2.9 Wood Wood 1x 1,5V 3C Induction coil/Buzzer combined Link
1941 Russia PF-1 LB Wood Wood 2x 1,5V 3C P/S Link
1941 Switzerland Feldtelephon Modell 41 LB/CB 320x145x260 9.1 Leather Light alloy 2x 1,5V IEC S4 Induction coil/Buzzer combined Autophon Yes Link
1942 Italy Modell 42 LB 280x120x220 5.5 Bakelite Bakelite 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Link
1942 Japan Model 2 LB 241x127x216 5.5 Leather Wood 1x 3V Link
1942 Russia TAT-F LB 270x68x70 1.5 Canvas Plastic 2x 1,5V Induction coil/Buzzer combined Handset only device Link Link
1942 Russia UNA-F-42/43 LB 285x105x155 3.2 Wood Wood 1x 1,5V 3C 1943: Anti-sidetone Link
1942 Finnland P-1-1 (VPAP) LB 270x92x197 4.9 Bakelite Metal 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Puhelinteollisuus Oy Link
1943 Germany OB 43 LB 280x100x215 4.2 Bakelite Bakelite 1x 1,5V IEC S4 Anti-sidetone Mix & Genest Yes Link
1943 Russia TAI-43 LB 280x110х210 4.6 Wood/Bakelite Bakelite 1x 1,5V 3C Anti-sidetone Polish AP48 and MB-66 are identical Link Link
1943 Russia UNA-I-42/43 LB 286x123x185 5 Wood Wood 1x 1,5V 3C 1943: Anti-sidetone Link
1943 Russia 2005-W LB 280x115x230 5.4 Wood Metal 2x 1,5V 2C Anti-sidetone Repackaged US EE-8 to be used with russina battery types Link
1943 Russia UNA-FI-43 LB 285x115x235 7.6 Wood Wood 2x 1,5V 3C Anti-sidetone Link
1944 Italy M/Du LB Metal Metal 2x 1,5V Ducati Link
1944 Russia IAA-44 LB 250x100x250 6.1 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V 3C Anti-sidetone Repackaged US EE-8 to be used with russian battery types Yes Link
1944 USA TP-3 Sound 200x90x250 4.3 Canvas Light alloy Sound powered Neon lamp ring indicator Link Link
1945 France AT1 LB/CB 260x180x125 4.6 Bakelite Bakelite 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Link
1946 Italy D.Mk.VI LB 225x150x115 4.4 Aluminum Bakelite 2x 1,5V Size S/X Anti-sidetone British D.Mk.V with Magneto instead of Buzzer Link Link
1947 Switzerland Feldtelephon Modell 47 LB/CB 320x145x260 9.1 Leather Light alloy 2x 1,5V IEC S4 Anti-sidetone Autophon Yes Link
1947 Switzerland Armeetelephon Modell 47 LB/CB 330x140x240 9.5 Wood Light alloy 2x 1,5V IEC S4 Anti-sidetone Albiswerk Yes Link Link
1949 Yugoslavia PTI-49 LB Bakelit Metal 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Iskra Link
1950 Czech TP 25 LB 270x100x170 3.8 Bakelite Bakelite 1x 1,5V IEC S4 Anti-sidetone Tesla Link Link
1950 France AT2 LB/CB 260x180x125 4.6 Bakelite Bakelite 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Yes Link
1950 Hungary TBK-2 LB/CB 250x152x196 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Link
1950 Switzerland Feldtelephon Modell 50 LB/CB 150x100x225 2.6 Canvas Bakelite 1x 1,5V D Induction coil/Ringer combined Albiswerk Link Link Link
1950 USA TA-43/PT LB/CB 280x180x100 4.3 Canvas Cast-Alloy 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone Western Electric Link Link Link
1951 Danmark HSGT FTLF M/51 LB/CB 260x86x187 4.5 Bakelite Metal 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone Ericsson Yes Link
1951 Danmark HSGT FTLF M/51 L LB/CB 350x120x230 6 Leather Wood 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone Ericsson Yes Link
1953 Germany (DDR) Feldfernsprecher 53 LB/CB 290x110x170 5.2 Bakelite Metal 2x 1,5V Anti-sidetone Battery can be switched between 2x 1,5V parallel or in series Fernmeldewerk Nordhausen Yes Link
1953 Switzerland Armeetelephon Modell 53 LB/CB 230x85x160 2.6 Steel Bakelite 1x 1,5V D Induction coil/Ringer combined Albiswerk Yes Link Link
1954 Germany (BRD) Feldfernsprecher OB/ZB LB/CB 270x120x170 4.3 Bakelite Bakelite 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone SEL Yes Link Link
1955 USA TA-1/PT Sound 260x90x130 1.3 Plastic Cast-Alloy Sound powered Link Link Link
1955 USA TA-312/PT LB/CB 280x180x100 4.3 Canvas Cast-Alloy/Molded Plastic 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone Optional DTMF Dial Link Link Link
1956 Russia TAM-56 LB Yes
1957 Russia TA-57 LB/CB 222x165x80 3 Bakelite Bakelite 1x 10V Transistorised Yes Link Link
1958 Danmark Felttelefon HMAK Type FT58/72 LB/CB 265x105x170 4.5 Canvas Cast-Alloy 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone ITT Kirk Yes Link
1963 Germany (DDR) Feldfernsprecher 63 LB/CB 280x120x132 4.2 Bakelite Bakelite 5x 1,5V AAA Transistorised RFT Yes Link Link
1963 Yugoslavia M-63 LB/CB 250x95x140 3 Metal Metal 2x 1,5V D Anti-sidetone Iskra Link Link
1965 China T 65 LB Link
1965 Sweden Telefonapparat 386 LB/CB 280x187x245 6.6 Metal Metal 4x 1,5V D Transistorised Svenska AB Trådlös Telegrafi (SATT) Yes Link
1967 Russia TAP-67 LB/CB 240x100x140 2 Bakelite Bakelite
1972 Romania TC-72 LB/CB 245x90x165 3.5 Plastic Plastic 3x 1,5V C Transistorised Link
1973 Norway TP-6N LB/CB 260x85x65 1.8 Canvas Aluminum 3x 1,5V D Transistorised Elektrisk Bureau Link Link Link
1975 GB PTC 404 LB/CB 210x260x60 2.8 Canvas Cast-Alloy 4x 1,5V C Transistorised Link
1975 Sweden 390 MT LB 190x136x70 1 Plastic Plastic 2x 1,5V C Transistorised Link Link
1977 Russia TAP-77 LB/CB Plastic Plastic 6x 1,5V Transistorised
1978 Finnland P-78 LB 3x 1,5V D Transistorised Ericsson Link
1980 Austria SFT800 F-27-0 LB/CB 270x150x140 3.6 Plastic Plastic 2x 1,5V D Transistorised Siemens Yes Link
1980 France AT-75A TLEE89 LB/CB Plastic Plastic Transistorised Link
1980 Israel TA-427 LB/CB 240x125x95 2.1 Plastic Plastic Transistorised Tadiran Link Link
1980 Italy TA-622A LB/CB 250x105x60 2 Plastic Plastic 3x 1,5V D Transistorised Link
1980 Romania F-1603 LB/CB Plastic Plastic 3x 1,5V C Transistorised Link
1980 USA TA-838/PT LB/CB 245x150x140 3 Plastic 4x 1,5V C Transistorised 2- or 4-Wire, DTMF Yes Link Link
1982 Poland AP-82 LB/CB 250x100x160 2.8 Plastic Plastic 3x 1,5V C Transistorised There seem to exist an updated but mostly similar AP-92 Link
1980 Yugoslavia PTE-1 LB/CB 250x100x160 Canvas Metal 2x 1,5V C Etas Split Link
1988 Russia TA-88 LB/CB 230x165x90 3 Plastic Plastic 6x 1,5V Transistorised Link
1990 GB PTC 414 LB/CB 162x268x112 1.8 Plastic Plastic 4x 1,5V C Transistorised DTMF Racal RA2000 Link Link
2003 Japan OHT-2003M LB/CB Oki Electric Industry Link

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