Artifact Details

Title

Bombing computer - tracking control

Catalog Number

102692782

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

General Motors Corporation

Place Manufactured

Milwaukee, Wisc., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number A-2 Metal plate
Other number MIL-C-9137A Metal plate
Part number 8569155 Metal plate
Serial number 2578 Metal plate

Dimensions

overall: 14 1/2 in x 7 in x 2 in

Description

The object is a cylindrical metal module with a large gray joystick handle at one end. The label reads "CONTROL, TRACKING, TYPE A-2 BOMBING NAVIGATIONAL COMPUTER" and "AC SPARK PLUG DIV GMC, FLINT MI, WILWAUKEE, WIS. PLANT". A second label reads: "Processed at WRAMA date 3 Feb 1960 Robins Airforce Base, GA."

Category

I/O device