2011/10/11

Analog-mechanical computers

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If you were ever curious about the technological level of World War 2...
















That was slightly below cutting edge back in '45; tube-based electric computer did exist, but were apparently not preferred for the harsh conditions on a warship.

S Ortmann
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1 comment:

  1. Fun fact: German electric computers of the time used magnetic amplifiers. As far as I know, they were more robust than vacuum tubes. Dunno, if any were used for fire control though.

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