PACIFIC (POST-WWII) 5W0 'FLYING WING' (1950)

The Pacific (Post-WWII) 5W0 was manufactured for A. H. Nathan Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1950.

The 5W0 (or 5WO) is a 5-valve broadcast band small console radio.  Nearly identical to the 6W0.

1950 Pacific (Post-WWII) 5W0

Valves (5): 7S7, 7B7, 7C6, 7C5, 7Y4

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Note: power supply on separate chassis in base, probably to avoid the weight of the transformer being hung off the top bakelite section.

5WO Schematic (see 6WO schematic below for better detail):

1950 Pacific (Post-WWII) 5W0

6WO Schematic:

1950 Pacific (Post-WWII) 5W0

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
1950Pacific (Post-WWII) 5W0 - this set
1950Regent 5W0