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post #9 of Old 08-12-2019, 02:00 AM
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Re: FiFi a B-29 bomber used in WWII

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Originally Posted by TUDOR View Post
Someone was laying it on pretty thick. There were no computers that would fit in a plane back in WWII. The transistor (the main electronic component of computers) wasn't invented until 1947. Prior to then, vacuum tubes were used and a computer with the power of a Commodore VIC 20 (the first real computer for the masses) took up the space of a large room.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENIAC
Well, read up on it:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...g-masterpiece/
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/wor...c-cannons.html

They used analog computers to control the guns.
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