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In what ways was the Soviet Strela computer "designed to function during a nuclear winter"? Or at least parts of it?

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 ...
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What sort of protocol did Soviet P6 cruise missile data links use?

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. ...
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In what ways was the Soviet Strela computer "designed to function during a nuclear winter"? Or at least parts of it?

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 ...
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In what ways was the Soviet Strela computer "designed to function during a nuclear winter"? Or at least parts of it?

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 ...

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