Military BNC connectors

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In my HMMWV I've been running an antenna coax with a BNC connector that fits well into the recessed connectors on todays current radios. The connector on the left is what I'm looking for compared to a standard BNC connector on the right. The longer rotating barrel makes this style much easier to connect and disconnect. I'd like to order some new cables with this connector on them but I can't find this particular style. Does anyone know how to specify these BNCs or even what they're called? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 

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In my HMMWV I've been running an antenna coax with a BNC connector that fits well into the recessed connectors on todays current radios. I'd like to order some new cables with this connector on them but I can't find this particular style. Does anyone know how to specify these BNCs or even what they're called? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The connector on the left is what I'm looking for compared to a standard BNC connector on the right. The larger retaining barrel makes this style much easier to connect and disconnect.

Thanks in advance!
The BNC connector on the left is a crimp type, and the one on the right is a clamp or solder type.
Different manufacturers have slight variations, so depending on the manufacturer, the knurled part may be smaller or larger than the one you have in the picture.
The crimp connector requires a special crimp tool to crimp it correctly.
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The longer rotating barrel is the key tthat I'm looking for. It doesn't matter whether its crimp or not, I have the tools to do either style.
 
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What I'm looking for is independant of whether it's a crimp type or not. The rotating locking barrel is the key that I'm after.
Understand, but I have not seen a BNC barrel with that much knurled surface recently, I can't recall the one manufacturer that made them like that, it's been a long time since I have seen them.
Is there a part number anywhere on the connector?
 

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Not that I can see. The cable with the longer barrel is one that I had in the Navy so it could be some special military item.
 

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Not that I can see.
Darn, the part number would be the best way to get what you need.
If room allows for it; I have used vacuum or fuel hose or similar material that will tightly slip over the barrel to get a better grip on my test cables.
There are a few good business that will build the cable you need.
I searched a few sources just to make sure, but all I found are the common size like the one in your right picture.
 
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