Mechanalog systems

Nico de Jong nico at
Thu Jun 2 13:49:28 CDT 2016

----- Oprindelig meddelelse ----- 
Fra: "Rod Smallwood" <rodsmallwood52 at>
> 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
There is one at the danish Cold War mujseum at Stevnsfortet, believed to be 
complete. I believe there is one too at Langelandsfort. The one at 
Stevnsfortet covered the Oresund, preventing eastblock countries to leave 
the Baltic. For that reason, it was a prime target for nukes.

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