Mercedes LA1313 shown as FACON used by the former 6th Danish
Signal Battalion in Randers. The shown vehicle is 1 of 4
NATO-founded FACONīs acquired in 1976. 2 were mounted on
LA1313/36 and 2 on LA911/36 chassis.
The trailer is a 2 x 20 kW generator powered by 2
4-cylinder DEUTZ air cooled diesel engines. The battalion
had 9 such generators, which were taken over from an
American NATO-unit based in Germany.
The FACONīs were used to control and switch all
telephone-, teletype- and radio-circuits in the
battalion. The Italian produced Piaggio-shelter contained
a 1 kW HF-radiostation for communication between the
FACONīs, a 12-channel ZAG mini-MUX from Norwegian
Elektrisk Bureau, 10 1-channel SPEECH PLUS BELL, 7
FSK-Key converters, 2 10-lines DeTeWe manual switches and
2 DIAL-UNITS for PTT-lines.
Besides the above mentioned equipment the shelters
contained measuring equipment, 2 Siemens teletypes and 41
MERK-modules for circuit-switching.
The battalion was closed in 1993.