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SHOOT Only at the Red Airplane

by Bill Coons

SHOOT Only at the Red Airplane Synopsis

This book covers the design, development and implementation of radio controlled U.S. Naval target aircraft drones. From 1917 through 1956, the book takes you right to the action as several NOLO (no live operator) aircraft dive on American ships to give the anti-aircraft gunners a real airplane to shoot at and improve their gunnery skills. Stories from pilots who were there at the time plus over 100 photographs from Reginald Denny's TDD series to the last piston engine drone, the Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat. Almost all of the drones and their controllers are pictured.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781430307150
Publication date: 22nd January 2007
Author: Bill Coons
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 140 pages
Categories: History,

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