More random identifying

Christian Kennedy chris at
Wed Apr 1 12:42:04 CDT 2015

On 1 Apr 2015, at 1:07, Raymond Wiker <rwiker at> wrote:

> I thought the "military computer" thing looked like a "Rolm Military Computer" that I came across at eBay some time back


The ATR-chassis ROLM machines used a radically different board form factor than anything produced by DG; while the ROLM 16xx series machines implemented a superset of the Nova instruction set they were entirely designed in-house and aside from parts of the ISA and the signaling on the NovaBus had nothing in common with the DG machines.

Given the markings on the boxes in the photos I’d hazard those are bits of a rate-based autopilot or possibly an INS system.

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