Accession Number:

ADC800513

Title:

Ground to Air Pilotless Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR MATERIEL COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The design and control of a ground-to-air pilotless aircraft is discussed. It is capable of destroying a very heavy bombardment aircraft travelling at a speed of 600 mph at an altitude of 60,000 ft desired or 40,000 ft required. It is expected to employ a jet-assisted take-off unit and be rocket or jet-propelled after launching. Radar seemed to be the most promising control system.

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Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE