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What the US Military had in 1951

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posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 08:18 PM
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I found a REALLY old national geographic magazine from 1951.
I thought it was incredibly interesting to find the attached articles written up about the current military technology at the time, so I decided to scan them and share them with all of you. I thought it was quite amazing and would be a great topic of conversation. * My apologies for the resizing done by the image hosting site (they are still readable though however the caption is rewritten as text below).

Anyways, Here they are:

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You're all very welcome!


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National Geographic - 1951 --

"Bell Telephone Laboratories' New ''Electrical Thinking Machine''
Aims Anti-Aircraft Guns Like This One.

It's even more effective than the bell laboratories' famous Electrical Gun Director that proved such a factor in the last war.... The radar equipment locates hostile planes, day or night, and feeds continuous information concerning their location into a computer or ''electrical thinking machine.'... At the same time, data relaying to wind velocity, velocity of the shells, temperatures, etc., are given to the computer. The machine then calculates where a shell should explode and aims the guns, continuously and automatically, to bring the planes down."
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Remember, this was 58 years ago...

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