Miniaturization

In the past few years there has been a move toward making airborne electronic equipment smaller, lighter, and more compact. This has become necessary with the advent of jet aircraft. Our modern jets carry more electronic equipment than the older fighters and therefore this equipment must be squeezed together so that it will not occupy too much space. In addition, the weight of the equipment had to be minimized so as not to cut down appreciably on the aircraft's speed.

As a result of this miniaturization program, various parts and components have been designed so that they are much smaller than similar parts were a few years ago. Some of these smaller parts are illustrated and discussed in the following pages.

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