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SOME USELESS INFORMATION FOR YOU.

PostMon Feb 25, 2019 8:56 am

Whilst doing some script research I ran across this little gem. It seems that by a few degrees of separation, through the URSA name and its ancestral connections of Rank and Cintel, Blackmagic has an historic military connection.

"The Air Arm branch of the UK Ministry of Defence sponsored the development of a Strike Sight. The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) designed the equipment and the earliest usage of the term "head-up-display" can be traced to this time. Production units were built by Cintel, and the system was first integrated in 1958."

Attribution - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-up_display
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Re: SOME USELESS INFORMATION FOR YOU.

PostMon Feb 25, 2019 9:33 pm

The RAE designed the first “operational” heads up display in 1958, but the US Navy built up the design and first prototype in 1955, but did not implement it until the 1960s. So the Brisish got it into operation first, but did not entirely design it.
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Re: SOME USELESS INFORMATION FOR YOU.

PostTue Feb 26, 2019 5:36 am

Denny Smith wrote:The RAE designed the first “operational” heads up display in 1058, …


Now that's impressive! :D
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Re: SOME USELESS INFORMATION FOR YOU.

PostTue Feb 26, 2019 6:16 am

Eights years before the Norman Conquest.


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PostTue Feb 26, 2019 6:38 am

OK, guys, 1058 = 1958, :lol: typo fixed!
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