920M - and also the Argus 200 / 700
jos.dreesen at greenmail.ch
Tue May 4 03:01:22 CDT 2021
Yep, Europe was also active at the time.
in the UK around 1960 the Argus 200 was developed to control the Bristol Bloodhound anti-aircraft rocket. This computer was one of the very first transistor-based control computers.
In Switzerland the Bloodhound was on duty until 1999 ! One of the sites, once top secret, is now a museum, and well worth a visit.
Check out https://www.museums.ch/org/de/Bloodhound-Lenkwaffenstellung
Besides the rockets there is plenty to see for the tech enthusiast : the illuminating radar, a fully functional Argus 700 computer that was a major update of the Argus 200, and some remnants of the orignal Argus 200 computer, for instance the programmable ROM module.
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