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 YEAR: 1943
 ITEM: Marketing Material
 PUBLISHER: Sperry Corportation
RARITY: Not rare   Click here for further information on our rarity scale Information on the rarity of this item is unknown.

Magazine ad for gun control system


This ad from Life Magazine (date unknown...but during WWII), is entitled " What our Navy's best-kept secret means in wartime. The ad touts the amazing capabilities of the Ford Instrument Company's computer together with the Sperry gyroscope and the Vickers Hydraulic gun drives that move the guns.

This device was an electro-mechanical sighting and computing incredibly nimble, accurate, and tireless "metal brain."
For the first time in history, the gunners of a rolling, pitching ship were able consistently to hit a target regardless of the erratic motion of their own ship or the motion of the target.

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