Mechanical Computer (All Parts) - Basic Mechanisms In Fire Control Computers
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A 1953 training film for a mechanical fire control computer aboard Navy Ships. Amazing how problems of mathematical computation were solved so elegantly in "permanent" mechanical form, before microprocessors became inexpensive and commonplace.
By tlrobinson 2019-05-24
There's a great 1953 Navy fire control computer training film that explains some of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1i-dnAH9Y4
By Animats 2019-05-24
A differential is an adder. This is a differential hooked up as a doubler.
Mechanical analog computers, especially gun predictors, had lots of setups like that.
By adrianN 2019-06-23
Mechanical computers for fire control where the standard solution until very recently. Here's a very interesting video about them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1i-dnAH9Y4
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