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Analog fire control computing from the 1950's

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The mechanical fire control computers were still carried on the bridge of the older Australian DDGs and frigates until about a decade ago. They were intended as a last resort if all other systems had failed. This was something of a furphy though since everyone knew that if everything else had failed the ship was unlikely to be in much shape for fighting and the likelihood of engaging in a gunnery duel had vanished decades before.

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Kettler will no doubt be along shortly to explain how his father invented analog computers, and designed the analog fire control system (AFCS), and how his brother used one to sink the USS Pueblo. Also, the integration of the AFCS into the UFO with the underslung Panther turret makes for a fascinating tale.

Or sumfink.

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