Fairchild XBQ-3 flying bomb taxiing at Fairchild facility in North Carolina
North Carolina USA Date:1944 Duration:59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
tOpening slate reads: "XBQ-3 Aerial Missile." Next, an XBQ-3 is seen taxiing on an airfield. It resembles an AT-21 training airplane. But it is actually a flying bomb (aka an aerial torpedo or an Assault Drone). The one shown in this film is the first of two built by the Fairchild Company. It displays serial number 43-25252. (The second was 43-25253). With a safety pilot aboard, it taxis about on a concrete ramp, at Fairchild Field in Burlington, North Carolina. The XQB-3 accommodated one pilot for testing or ferrying purposes, but otherwise was designed to be remotely guided to it's target and detonate on impact. Guided missile technology was progressing at such a pace as to render the 'flying bomb' concept obsolete and so the U.S. Army Air Corps cancelled the program in late 1944.
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