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B-29 Fire Control System navigator's handset manufactured by International Business Machines, Corporation.
The B-29 navigator entered barometric altitude, indicated air speed, and outside air temperature into this handset which provided this information to a dedicated computer at each sighting station to properly aim the guns.
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From the Estate of David P. Leising.
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