This box contains part of the guidance system for a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile. It contains a set of free floating gyroscopes, which along with accelerometers, a computer, and other devices, kept a missile on course on its way to a target.
The Titan was a two-stage liquid fueled ICBM, developed by the U.S. Air Force and deployed as a weapon during the 1960's. Titan II rockets were also used to launch the Gemini series of manned spacecraft. After the missiles were decommissioned in 1968, many were refurbished for use by commercial customers. This is one of those refurbished guidance systems that Litton Guidance and Control Systems donated to the museum.
Gift of Litton Guidance and Control Systems