Kasten 1 / Bordsprechanlage B

The Kasten 1 was the intercom control box for the tank commander. This box was used in the Panzer III, Panzer IV, Panzer V, Panzer VI and Panzer VII tanks. The system in which this box was used is called the Bordsprechanlage B.

Bordsprechanlage B - the communication system for German command tanks.



This is the commanders intercom control box. It allowed the commander to switch between speaking to the whole crew, the radio operator #1 and radio operator #2. The button was PTT, and the red light indicated someone wanted to speak with the commander.



Original cable. Each wire is individually shielded as well as the entire bundle.



The rear of the front cover. Note the pressure connectors for the headphones and microphone.



Inside the box.