looking for documentation for 1963 minuteman missile computer

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Tue Oct 16 14:24:36 2001

>> 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. :)

According to at least one movie I watched the part that is critical are
some special triacs so that each charge can be detonated within a fairly
tight time window.
Received on Tue Oct 16 2001 - 14:24:36 BST

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