[time-nuts] And you thought you were old
jfor at quik.com
Tue Apr 20 12:26:01 EDT 2010
Norm did not invent the fuze. His contribution was the tubes that made it
prectical. The Dopplar technique was British, as I remember.
There is a video up on MIT's "TechTV" that shows the submini tube
manufacturing line. Norm is in that.
> At 08:56 AM 4/20/2010, J. Forster wrote:
>>Do you know the story of the CK722?
>>In the 1950s, Raytheon was making tiny transistors for hearing aids to
>>replace the pre-WW II subminiature tubes.
>>Aside: Those tubes, developed by Norm Krim, were ruggedized and used in
>>the WW II Proximity Fuzes, one of THE big inventions of WW II.
> Neat story. Strange that his name (according to google books)
> doesn't appear in "The Deadly Fuze". It's still a good book, BTW.
> newell N5TNL
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