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SCR-245 dodge CC.jpg
SCR-245 mounted in Dodge VC command car
Type Vehicle Radio
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service 1937
Used by US Army
Wars World War II
Production history
Designed 1936
Variants 1

The SCR-245 Radio was a mobile Signal Corps Radio used by the U.S. Army before and during World War II, for short range ground communications, It was one of the first crystal sets used by the Army.


The SCR-245 was standardized on 10 June 1937, and used by Armored forces for command and control of tank units. it replaced the earlier SCR-189 and was used primarily in the early M2, M3 light tanks as well as the early M3 medium tanks. the sets large size required it to be mounted in the tanks sponsons. it was replaced by the SCR-508 sets.


  • BC-223 Transmitter AM, CW/voice, 4 X-stals, 2.0 Mc to 4.5 Mc, 10 Watts, range CW-45Mi. Voice 20 Mi.
  • BC-312 Receiver (See BC-342)
  • PE-55 Dynamotor (12Volt input)
  • MP14 or MP37 mast base and 15 foot whip antenna


  • SCR-210 Receiver only set

See also[edit]


  • TM 11-487 Electrical Communications Equipment
  • TM 11-227 APRIL 1944 Radio Communication Equipment (Directory)[1]
  • TM 11-272 [2]
  • Radio to free Europe [3]
  • Crystal Clear [4]

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