1943 Cummins / Rogers PE-245-A 25KW U.S. Army Signal Corp Genny

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1943 Cummins / Rogers PE-245-A 25KW U.S. Army Signal Corp Genny

Post by wrenchguy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:29 am

Looking 4 any info where this new unit 2me may have been used. OR not used as I believe it has less than 100 hours on it. I bought it out of NE Ohio and PO says he had it 65 years never hooked up. I have the August 1943 TM book with it. Thanks 4 any help.
Has flame thrower attachment!
Video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIa2boBNTSA&t

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Video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BGDUpTD1II&t
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Re: 1943 Cummins / Rogers PE-245-A 25KW U.S. Army Signal Corp Genny

Post by D.R.H. » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:50 pm

WrenchGuy, do you know about Smokstak.com? The wheels over there turn a bit slower than here, but there are some great guys there who can help. Again, love your video on this old gal!
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Re: 1943 Cummins / Rogers PE-245-A 25KW U.S. Army Signal Corp Genny

Post by wrenchguy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:04 pm

Yes been a regular there long time. Thanks.

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Re: 1943 Cummins / Rogers PE-245-A 25KW U.S. Army Signal Corp Genny

Post by wrenchguy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:07 pm

update.

Searching its possible use. Its also been determined by me and other Cummins experts that this machine has less that 100 hours on it since new.

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oil and cooling capacities are incorrect on this sheet. i've confirmed thru a cummins oilpan capacity publication that the correct capacity is 12 gallons.


SCR 615 radar info.

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SCR-615-A and SCR-615-B Microwave Aircraft Detectors for GCI
SCR-615
SCR-615
DESCRIPTION: Fixed, microwave aircraft detector for GCI. Gives range, altitude and azimuth data on planes. Has 2 "A" scopes, one PPI.
USES: Adjunct to a search radar to give accurate height data, thus permitting GCI operation from sites not suitable for other GCI sets which need flat sites. Also gives low-angle coverage when operated as search set. IFF equipment RC-215 is used.
PERFORMANCE
AND SITING: Range on a single, medium bomber flying at indicated altitudes:
Altitude, feet 1000 5000 10,000 25,000
615-A, range, Miles. 25 35 35 35
615-B, range, Miles. 25 50 50 50
For height finding, set is sited near search set so objects which may cause ground clutter are screened from set by nearby hills.

For low angle early warning, set is sited as high as possible in coastal areas overlooking sea. When sited overlooking land, the site should be as high as possible. Back radiation is negligible.

TRANSPORTABILITY: When packed for shipment by freight the total weight is expected to be approximately 10,000 lbs.
INSTALLATION: Antenna and transmitting and receiving components are installed on a wooden tower 30', 55', or 105' high, depending on site. Operating controls and presentation unit are installed in a separate weatherproof building approximately 20' x 20'. If used as adjunct to a search type set, controls and presentation can be installed in same building with search set equipment. A 20' x 20' building is required for power units and switchboard. Tower and buildings must be built by engineers and require approx. 2 weeks. Radar components can then be installed by 5 men in about 5 to 6 days.
PERSONNEL: 8 men comprise an operating crew. For 24-hour operation about 54 men are required to operate radar, communication radio and camp.
POWER: 12 KW, 120/208 V 3 phase supplied by electric diesel generator.


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