[AMRadio] re: FS: Military Radio and Surplus References (Merz

Mahlon Haunschild mahlonhaunschild at cox.net
Sun Apr 17 09:03:09 EDT 2005


You have a ROIF?  Most cool.  I have a BIF (Bombardier's Information 
File) which among other things describes the inner workings of the 
Norden bombsight in good detail.  If your ROIF is anything like my BIF 
that's a real find.


Mahlon - K4OQ

ps:  The BIF isn't for sale; it was my father's.

>Message: 1
>Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 09:42:13 -0400
>From: "Merz Donald S" <merz.ds at mellon.com>
>Subject: [AMRadio] FS: Military Radio and Surplus References
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>	(E-mail)" <baswaplist at foothill.net>,	"'Glowbugs (E-mail)"
>	<glowbugs at piobaire.mines.uidaho.edu>
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>For Sale: Military and Military Surplus Reference
>Collection. I accumulated this set of references over
>about 10 years and it's pretty sharp. I think that
>some of these documents are quite rare. These are
>originals unless it says otherwise. Free shipping for 
>anything $50 and over. 
>Radio Operator's Information File, AAF Form 24R, Army
>Air Force, 1944. The ROIF is probably the most famous
>radio-related document of WWII. Every radio operator
>had a copy and several were shipped with each plane.
>The ROIF is printed in color (rare for WWII) and is a
>quick course in everything the radio operator needs to
>know. The ROIF is probably 200 pages and covers much
>more than just equipment such as the ART-13, BC-375,
>BC-348. Radio compass, ILS and IFF gear is also
>covered. The ROIF is a real treat just to browse and a
>one-of-a-kind reference for some aircraft radio info.
>Very good condition. $100
>Thanks for looking.
>73, Don Merz, N3RHT

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