Gyroscope, 10^7, THOR / MACE

Gyroscope, 10^7, THOR / MACE

     

This so-called "10^7" gyroscope was built by the AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors (later spun off as the Delphi Corporation) for use in the guidance systems of the Thor IRBM, and the Mace guided missile. It represents a very early example (1956-1963) of ballistic missile inertial guidance.

Gift of Delphi Electronics & Safety Oak Creek, WI Plant.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
AC Spark Plug Division, General Motors Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Housing: various metals, including possible steel, aluminum, beryllium, chrome.
Interior: parts made of ceramics, wire.
Dimensions
3-D: 22.9 x 12.7cm (9 x 5 in.)

This so-called "10^7" gyroscope was built by the AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors (later spun off as the Delphi Corporation) for use in the guidance systems of the Thor IRBM, and the Mace guided missile. It represents a very early example (1956-1963) of ballistic missile inertial guidance.

Gift of Delphi Electronics & Safety Oak Creek, WI Plant.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
AC Spark Plug Division, General Motors Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Housing: various metals, including possible steel, aluminum, beryllium, chrome.
Interior: parts made of ceramics, wire.
Dimensions
3-D: 22.9 x 12.7cm (9 x 5 in.)

ID: A20090045000