The launching of the first pilot-less aerial torpedo at Carlson Field in Arcadia, Florida.
Arcadia Florida USA Date:1919 Duration:1 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. A civilian technician assembles first pilot-less aerial torpedo at Carlson Field, in Arcadia Florida. A launching track and gear. Technicians work on the missile beneath camouflaged netting. Attempted launching of the missile results in a crash due to track failure. The missile is launched and takes off. First successful launching of the aerial torpedo on October 24, 1919. The missile crashes immediately after the take off. First successful flight on October 2. Aerial view of hangars and airstrips of Wright Field in Ohio during early 1940s.
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