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Normally, the concern for electronics would be surviving not the nuclear winter (let's face it - there will be plenty more pressing survival matters to attend to than computers used for ballistic missile trajectory calculations), but the initial EMP from a nuclear blast. While not necessarily true - the solid-state PRC-77 radio set fared better in extensive ...


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Not much of an answer, only what I know. That missile was fitted with various means of control and guidance over its long use (>40y) - in fact, as it's still in use today by some navies as P-35. Before going into details it's important to understand that it was designed to attack a carrier group and here if possible the carrier itself. So a fairly large ...


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The paper, Strela 1, the First Soviet Computer: Political Success and Technological Failure, by Hiroshi Ichikawa, Hiroshima University, July-September 2006, would suggest otherwise. There is no mention of the design requirements specifying an ability to be able to survive a nuclear winter, only specifications on what hardware was to be included: an external ...


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There is a powerful bureaucratic and personal competition around the development of EVM "Strela", as well as competing BESM. Moreover, these computers were developed in conditions of different subordination and design standards. The EVM "Strela" in the Technical Task (formally approved document) turned out to be (probably inherited from ...


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