I have a question for the readers. I was unable to solve a mystery so far:
I know two books which mention a mysterious artillery fire control computer that was supposedly either in service or about to be introduced in the Wehrmacht at VE-Day.
The device was apparently a real computer, not some slide-rule. The location of several artillery batteries and their type was fed into the computer, a location for an artillery strike was quickly fed into it when the need arose and the machine would automatically compute the bearing, elevation and charge count for all batteries in range. It did then transmit these fire control informations automatically in Morse code through cable or radio to the correct batteries. It was apparently meant to be a corps-level fire control tool for massive ultra-quick artillery salvoes against opponents near a front-line. Sounds a lot like a predecessor of modern artillery fire control networks like Adler.
Both Gudmundsson and Middeldorf make short references to the device in each one of their books.
This study was Gudmundsson's reference:
The only copy known to me (in Bundesarchiv) is a bit too distant and isn't available for lending.
Has anybody a copy or additional details?