Artifact Details

Title

Rudder Control Wheel of C-141A Transport Aircraft

Catalog Number

X542.85

Type

Physical object

Date

1965

Manufacturer

Lockheed-Georgia Company

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number C-141A
Other number CAT 3C 13092 105X521 CAT 3C 13092 105X521 Printed on top rim of object

Dimensions

2 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.

Description

The rudder control wheel of the Lockheed C141 transport plane was one of the first objects to be designed and manufactured by computer. This paved the way for operational use of computer-aided design and manufacture for the C5A super-transport plane. Prospectus on CAD, photo, Lockheed-Georgia quarterly 1965, and historical highlights of interactive computer graphics located in Object File.

Category

I/O: other

Credit

Gift of the Lockheed - Georgia Company

Lot Number

X542.85