In Pictures: 10 cool analog computers

In their heyday, analog computers handled heavy-duty math, scientific and industrial applications.

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Ford Instrument Mark Fire Control Computer One of the longest lived and most used analog systems was the Ford Instrument Mark Fire Control Computer system used by the United States Navy on ships from World War II to 1969. In its earliest configuration the computer was 3 feet wide, 4 feet tall, and 6 feet long and weighed nearly 3,000 pounds. The system was used to target, aim and fire the big guns of a battleship or destroyer.

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