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B-36 AN/APA-59 Navigation Computer

This is part of a complex of devices that integrated navigation, radar, and bombing functions for the giant 10-engine B-36 bomber. We have two components: the APA-59 navigation computer shown here and the A-1A bombing computer.

Figure 4 is a picture of the navigator/bombardiers station in the B-36 showing a very recognizable APA-59 (outlined in red) just beyond the bombsight periscope.