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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:27 AM
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Picture of old Target drone.

Hi,

A good friend of mine bought some pictures on an Ebay auction and discovered a picture of what looks like a target drone aboard a Navy ship. The picture is probably from the U.S and taken in the 50`s or 60`s. Anyone have any info?
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 04:34 PM
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The drone in the photo is a KD6G-1 target drone built by Globe Corp. in the early '50 for the Navy. Had an all metal structure, was propelled by a McCulloch 0-100-1 flat four, two stroke 72 Hp piston engine driving a 42"/60" wooden propeller. Was launched by a pneumatic catapult and recovered by a round 32 foot diameter parachute. The drone was radio controlled and could float for sea recovery.

If you need other info let me know

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