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AN/FSQ-7: the computer that shaped the Cold War by Bernd Ulmann

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9 Display system

Today, a display system would qualify as just another output system of a computer. The display systems of AN/FSQ-7/8 however were so intricate and ahead of their time that this chapter, instead of a mere section, is devoted to these. A problem like that of air defense obviously requires some way to display incoming live data in graphical form to the operators in an air defense sector.422 Accordingly, high resolution vector displays and additional displays for textual data were developed for AN/FSQ-7/8 which are described in more detail in the following.

Basically, the display system consisted of two types of displays (apart from a projection unit used in the command post): The so-called situation displays, based on 19 inch ...

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