Mechanalog systems

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Thu Jun 2 13:13:48 CDT 2016

> On Jun 2, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at> wrote:
> 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

I don't know the air craft kind, but the Navy used analog computers for gunnery.  There's an excellent training film online:


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