– Homer Coonce
 Herbert, N.J.,
“Point Contact Transistor Development”, Bell Laboratories Record, February
1956. This article is probably the most comprehensive
survey of mature point contact transistor technology from Bell Labs. Very readable.
 Brown, L. C.,
“Flyable TRADIC: The First Airborne Transistorized Digital
Computer”, IEEE Annals of the
History of Computing, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1999. Louis
Brown has provided an excellent and thorough description of the Flyable
TRADIC, including hardware, programming and project details – this includes
material and comments supplied by Homer Coonce.
 Irvine, M. M., “Early
Digital Computers at Bell
Telephone Laboratories”, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing,
July-Sept, 2001. Maury Irvine’s 20 page article is
unmatched for documenting the history of Bell Labs computers, including a
comprehensive discussion of the TRADIC project computers.
– Homer Coonce
 Handbook of Service Instructions, TRADIC Flyable Research
Model, Volime 1 of 9, The TRADIC System; The Bombing and Navigation
Problem; Digital Computers, 1 September 1957 – Publication of Bell Telephone Laboratories, for the United States
Air Force. This 179 page report provides
detailed coverage of the Flyable TRADIC, with emphasis on the computer
structure and operation, including an excellent description of how the
TRADIC was programmed.
 TRADIC Flyable Research Model Program, Summary Engineering
Report. Date of Report: 1 December 1958,
Reporting Period: 1 January 1954 to 31 August 1958, Prepared by Bell telephone Laboratories.
This 189 page report is a
comprehensive summary of the Flyable TRADIC program, and is likely the most
comprehensive documentation relating to this subject. Photos, schematics and text provide
indepth coverage of the project.
this link for additional information regarding the TRADIC Computers:
To Coonce Oral History, Pg 9