The radical cost reductions in computer hardware brought about by large scale integration (LSI) has motivated this feasibility study which explores the use of the INTEL 8080 as a ballistics computer in a distributed micro-computer based air-borne tactical weapons system. The results show that software floating point arithmetic using a sixteen bit mantissa is sufficiently accurate for solving the ballistics problem. Experimental data failed to show that mathematical model accurately predicts the... Topic: Computer science