Post War AFV Intercoms.
An essential part of the safe operation of any armoured vehicle that
needs a commander (as a general rule, any vehicle that has a turret or
superstructure or design that restricts the drivers vision) is that at
a minimum he and the driver should be able to converse by intercom.
The following articles are intended to be a "primer" as to what
is commonally available as mil-surplus and are in no way comprehensive.
Be aware that there is any
number of aviation and motor bike systems on the civilian market
ranging from "toy" quality through to very expensive helicopter rated
(high noise environment).
Noise cancelling microphones and sound deadening properties of
any headphone should be taken into account.
I suggest you read all the articles so that you get a better
understanding of what you may require, not those that are applicable to
the nationality of your vehicle.
Intercommunication set AN/VIC-1(V)
Click here for American Intercoms.
Intercommunication set AN/VIC-1(V) Headset, Helmets and Ancillaries.
Bailout connectors and such (ver 2).
CVC/AVC Helmets (ver 2).
H-161 Headset family (ver 3).
Intercommunication set AN/VIC-2 - US Marine Corp, supposed to be compatible
with AN/VIC-1 but with detail differences, I need pictures for an article?
Intercommunication set AN/VIC-3 - Latest issue, supposed to be wholey incompatible
with AN/VIC-1 and 2 despite Helmets etc having similar appearance. This system is digital
and thus the incompatibility.
Vic-3 AVC Helmet (ver 1).
IB3 or later Interconnecting box (Nato stock No
5820-99-117-6250) and accessories.
Click here for British Intercoms.
Helmets, headsets and cables.
Click here for British Intercoms part 2.
The helmet with the identity problem.
Click here for Racal helmet.
A Hybrid design based on a US AVC but with chest switch from
H-161 headset family.
Click here for Canadian Hybrid helmet.