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1962 Мир (Mir)

Large vertical shirt pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
5 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches / 143 x 79 x 41 mm
2-band LW/MW, six transistors (Russian, MП41, MП41A, 2x П401, П4166, one unidentified + two diodes (д1B, 3apя_)
Superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured at CSC Minsk Radio Works, Minsk, Belarus

The "Mir" was pretty big for a "shirt pocket" radio, several millimeters larger all-around than the Regency TR-1 or the 1960 Russian Neva. A two-band LW/MW radio, its tuning dial's numbering scheme ("0"—"9") has no direct correspondence to either band. The band switch is on the top face of the radio.

1962 Мир (Mir)

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