4. The VTR103

A further development of the MB60 theme came in 1961 with the release of a new set that had VHF coverage from 88 to 100 MHz in addition to the existing long and medium wave ranges of the earlier models.

Given the model designation of VTR103, it had a chassis design that made use of the recently available Mullard AF11x series of alloy-diffusion transistors which offered improved HF performance over the earlier OC-series.

The colour scheme for the set was new too, the case being light cream or ivory in colour with a tan rexine band around the middle. The metal trim is chrome and a telescopic aerial was provided for VHF reception, capped by a translucent red plastic "pip".