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Old 08-11-2017, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by cosmicfish View Post
Second, there is more than just the INS in the autonav. There is also a computer containing a complete and detailed electronic map of the United States, cryptological gear, a milspec UI, and no doubt a few other interesting things I am not thinking about at the moment.
If you chose to add functionality to the Autonav, then you are correct. But as described in both 3rd and 4th edition, it only has an INS, an emergency battery, a screen to display microfiche or digital map (depending on generation), a method of entering coordinates for waypoints, preloaded cache locations, and a thermite charge. No mention of crypto at all. The UI is just a keypad and a couple lines of text. Other than the digital version of maps and flat panel display, nothing is beyond the 1980's level of manufacturing.
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