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previous: Rebel420 Tubes are still used in nuclear pow... -- 10/25/2000 5:45 PM View Thread

Re: Tubes in Jets?

10/25/2000 7:57 PM
Re: Tubes in Jets?
You can protect your equipment from EMP w/o tubes, so i suppose that the tubes was simply a leftover from the tube heydays, remember it takes a long time to develop an aircraft and the electronics fitted into any weapons platform is specified from the beginning of the project. To update those avionics and target aquisition systems takes a long time, and my guess wouldbe that the Soviet Union had a quite practical logic concerning those issues (if it ain't broke don't fix it) and would rather use the money on developing new equipment for new aircraft.  

Jim S. I believe the botton-base Sovtek 58... -- 10/25/2000 8:08 PM