PACIFIC (POST-WWII) MODEL 518 (1948)

The Pacific (Post-WWII) model 518 was manufactured for A. H. Nathan Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1948.

5-valve broadcast-band radio.  Note the photographed model is a 'J' variant (518J).  This is probably a later version, and uses Loktal valves.

Valves (5):
Octal version:  6SA7, 6SK7, 6SQ7, 6V6, 6X5
Loktal version: 7S7, 7B7, 6SQ7GT, 7C5, 7Y4

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

1948 Regent model 518

General Construction Notes for Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd:

Akrad sets often consist of 3 (or 4) numbers (eg: 518, 1059) or number-letter-number (5M4), and a common pattern exists for these sets: The first digit(or 2 digits in the case of 10-or-more valves) is the number of valves, the second is the number of bands and the third is the last digit of the year. Where the middle digit is a letter rather than a number it generally refers to the type of set - M for mantle, P for portable, G from radiogram etc

Often sets can be dated by the speaker, as many Akrad sets from the Pye era have the date of manufacture stamped on the back of the magnet housing.

All documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1948Regent model 518
1948Pacific (Post-WWII) model 518 - this set