PLL controled tranciever for 2 meter band. This was the first 2-meter rig to have a digital display or a memory. 10 watts output and one of the most sensitive receivers ever made. Capable of + and - 600 KHz offsets, has 1 memory (but no back-up battery). Frequency coverage 144 - 148 plus a little bit. Also sold in a 6-meter model (FT627) and 220 MHz model (FT127). Packet people like this rig because it's indestructable and does 'true' FM (not reactance modulated).
Production discontinued in 1981. Over it's life in production, it was sold with several different model suffixes. Later models had up/down buttons on the mike and the VFO could scan for busy or clear frequencies - pretty unusual in 1980!