Data conversion box for the Field Artillery Digital Automatic Computer (FADAC)
The Field Artillery Digital Automatic Computer (FADAC) M-18, developed by Amelco (Teledyne Systems, Inc.) and North American — Autonetics in 1967, is a fire control computer. The FADAC M-18 was in use by the Royal Netherlands Army from 1968.
A description of the operation of the FADAC M-18 can be found in the 1969 Military Spectator.
TNO Waalsdorp was asked to develop a converter box to record data from the FADAC on papertape and to read information towards the FADAC from papertape. Moreover, 5-track, 7-track and 8-track paper tapes can be copied and converted using the box. Program paper tapes for the FADAC can be created in manual mode.