• WWII USAAF T-30S Throat Mic


    The T-30 throat microphone was the most commonly used tank microphone and standard of the US Army Air Forces in WWII. This carbon microphone was strapped around the wearer's neck, with the two 1-inch round pickups made of black rubber contacting the wearer's throat near his Adam's apple. It is anchored around the wearer's neck by an elastic strap. These pickups transmitted sound vibrations as the wearer spoke, and allowed voices to be heard over the background tank and battle noises. The T-30 microphone had a small two-pronged PL-291 plug, which was connected to a JK-48 jack on a SW-141 push-to-talk switch.

    Itis an iconic piece of flight gear, very popular with re enactors and is usually seen in movie scenes of flight crew. Its a must for collectors and those who display flight crew items

    This particular example is in very good condition with no fraying to the elastic strap and no degregation to the rubber. Its one of the best T-30's that we have had in stock. It is marked T-30S which indicates that it was produced by the Universal Microphone Company US