The vehicular RT-3600 and it's man pack brother, the RT-3610 are generally
covered in the same set of documentation. There might be different instruction
cards for these two transceivers, but I have never seen those yet. The
main manuals cover both systems, even though they are quite different internally.
Up to now I have found the following types of documentation:
The actual manuals. They range from the rather basic A5 sized 1 TH 11-170, meant for the operator, to the whopping two A4 and partly A3 - and larger - sized volumes of 4/5 TH 11-170 to be used on the workbench.Stickers (Labels)
Quite literally, big adhesive labels, some 21 by 16 centimetres, giving the very basic settings and operating procedures for the radios. To stick up inside vehicles, next to the actual radio.Instructiekaarten (Instruction Cards)
Simple instructions to be carried on the person, outlining procedures. Meant for daily use, outlining the key material covered in the manuals. The numbering resembles that of the manuals. There seem to be many, but I have not seen that much of them up to now.Onderhoudskaarten (Maintenance Cards)
Much the same as Instructiekaarten, but meant for maintenance. They cover not only first echelon works, but at least also second echelon.Detaillijsten (Detail Lists)
Dreary stuff, outlining all the parts of an item that can be ordered as spares, including the echelon levels they may be ordered at. Sometimes including good drawings. The numbering is rather wildly differing depending on the era they come from. Older ones follow the 1/5 L 5965-17-037-5778 style, where the NSN is added to the number, newer ones might be numbered as 15DL006575.Other materials
I've found a few oddities. Like English language documentation, apparent translations from the Dutch manuals, up to and including the repair sections. Not complete however. Also, a booklet called Introductie FM-Radioapparatuur 3600-serie - dated 1970 - that introduces the system as the replacement for the VRC/GRC/VRQ/PRC radios.
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