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Description
Navigational computer, double-sided, bakelite container with adjustable settings on both flat surfaces. Side 1 has a Perspex porthole with graph paper on a roller passing up and down under the Perspex. Around the perimeter, are 360° degree markings. There is drift correction markings up to 45° - both, port and starboard. A black button on the side of the container moves the graph paper past the screen. On the other side of the computer, is a movable dial with calibrations for True Altitude, Minutes Corrections, Air Temperature, Air Speed and Indicated Height. Underneath, on the plate, it reads: I.C.A.N. calibration.
Used by navigators for calculating compass courses, ground speeds and ETA (Estimate Time of Arrival).
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Bakelite
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Signature/Marks and Type
I.C.A.N. CALIBRATION NAVIGATIONAL COMPUTOR MK III H REF: NO. 6B/250 Inscribed
Accession No
2004.96
Credit Line
Computer - Dalton, 2004.96. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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