The SCR-536 Handie-Talkie was developed by Motorola’s founding company Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1940 and accepted by the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1941.

One of the first true hand-held radios, the Handie-Talkie had a range of up to 1 mile and was considerably lighter and easier to carry than its predecessors, making it ideal for front-line troops and paratroopers. 

On loan from the Navy SEAL Museum

Audio Tour