looking for documentation for 1963 minuteman missile computer

From: Gene Buckle <geneb_at_deltasoft.com>
Date: Tue Oct 16 09:10:11 2001

> At 02:05 PM 10/15/01 -0700, Gene wrote:
> >On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> >> It takes a little more than a nav computer to create a problem. All of the
> >> arming equipment that is reposnible for the "nuclear consent" is destroyed
> >> on-site, even trainer equipment.
> >>
> >If you've got access to the warhead, all you need is a power supply, a
> >capacitor bank and the desire to become component atoms. :)
> A capacitor bank? Is this to ensure homogeneity in a
> compression w. standard explosives triggering scheme?
Actually, I was thinking the caps would be required to fire the ignitors
from a portable power source. However, since I'm not a nuclear weapons
designer or an explosives expert, I'm making a guess on function based
upon what I've read and seen on shows that documented the original
construction of Fat Man. :)

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