• Year
  • 1941/1942
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 5286

Click on the schematic thumbnail to request the schematic as a free document.

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 468 kHz
  • Tuned circuits
  • 6 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Line / Storage batteries (perhaps also batteries) / ACDC 220 / 1.25 or 2.0 & 90 or 120 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Luftwaffen-Koffer K32GWB - Siemens & Halske, -Schuckert
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 450 x 310 x 160 mm / 17.7 x 12.2 x 6.3 inch
  • Source of data
  • Radiokatalog Band 1, Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Lange+Schenk+FS-Röhrenbestückung
  • Picture reference
  • Das Gerät ist im Doppelband "Historische Radios" von Günther Abele abgebildet.

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The model Luftwaffen-Koffer is part of the collections of the following members.


The model Luftwaffen-Koffer can be seen in the following museums.


Forum contributions about this model: Siemens & Halske, -: Luftwaffen-Koffer K32GWB

Threads: 6 | Posts: 20

Does anyone have a dial string diagram for the K32?

John OBrien, 01.Feb.15

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My on/off volume control is broken.  Can I use a standard on/off volume control with this radio?  The schematic does not give a value.

Thank you,


Meine on/off volume control ist gebrochen. Kann ich mit einer Standard on/off volume control mit diesem Radio? Der Schaltplan nicht geben einen Wert ein.

Donald Cochrane, 22.Sep.12

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My K32 is in very nice condition but it is missing the metal piece at the top of the right door.  This peice makes the door stay closed.  If someone has a junked cabinet, perhaps I can buy this peice.



I am in need of a replacement on/off volume switch for this model.  Mine is defective and not repairable.




Donald Cochrane, 30.Mar.12

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Hallo liebe Sammlerkollegen,

Habe gerade  eine Siemens (?) Luftwaffenkoffer wie Model K32GWB aufgetrieben mit abweichende Röhrenbestückung - instatt die übliche D..11-Batterie-Stahlröhrenserie + UY11 sind 2x UCH4, UBL1 und UY11 verbaut worden. Sieht alles unverbastelt und original aus... Gab es diese Ausführung auch ab Werk? (Siemens oder Nora?). Wäre froh etwas von euch zu vernehmen!

Liebe Sammlergrüsse,

Ton Zitman NL

Ton Zitman, 05.Jun.11

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While removing my K32 from its case, a wire has come loose from its connection. It is a brown wire that you can see in the attached photo.  I cannot determine where on the UY11 this brown wire attaches. It goes back into the radio into a wire bundle that I do not wish to disturb. Can you assist me, in determining where this wire connects?


Samuel Baker, 02.Apr.11

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My name is Luigi.

Some time ago I bought a cabinet  (without chassis and speaker) of the receivers Siemens K32-GWB and I restored it.

Now, I'm looking for its chassis (even if without some tubes or other parts) and its speaker.

Thanks for any answers.

Best regards


Luigi Collico, 27.Sep.06

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