Mechanalog systems

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Thu Jun 2 12:26:42 CDT 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rod
> Smallwood
> Sent: 02 June 2016 18:11
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> Subject: Mechanalog systems
> Hi All
>             I saw a video about the systems used in 1950's and 1960's bombers for
> navigation and  bomb aiming.
> I think they could be classed as a computer even lacking a stored program. I
> just wondered if anybody had collected or restored such equipment.
> I once heard an old retired SAC US Air force guy describe them as a "box of
> cogs". Boy was he right
> Rod Smallwood

Many are basically "Analog Computers". I was offered one by "Woodchips" on the VCF forums, might be worth asking if he still has it...
.. interesting history...


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