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Naval Aviation News - Nov 1945

Naval Aviation News - Nov 1945

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Published by CAP History Library
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Published by: CAP History Library on Nov 02, 2011
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NAVV'SOLDFAIT....U..UTILITY"!..ANE..THEJM-l,STREAMS'"30-FOOTTOWSt.EEVE
WHIC,H
IT
HAS
JUSTRELEAseo!I'D"AAFl.INO
NavyEmplDys
Radio-Controlled
Drones,
Reso-iels,TowSleeves
andBanners
toGiveItsPilats,AircrewmenandAAGunnersMoreRealisticFiringPractice
M
UCHOF
thecreditlorthe17.00f)
[apnneseplanesshotout
oIthe
air
ordestroyedagroUI1d
in
thewarcanbegiven
tJ
realistictraining
af-
fordedpilots.arrerewrnenandMgun-
uersfiringataenal
targets-tow
sleeves.
bannersanddrones.FIgures
,IS
complete
<L~
canbe
com-
pileda
this
timeshowthat11.430planes
were
downedinuerialcombat,or
by
arrtiafrcraft~llnl1BrSas
they
madeattacksonU.S.shlps.Throughoutthewarlhe
Iavy
strovetodeveloptargets
whichwouldgivegunnrsthe
Dearestthingtoactualattacksforfiringprac-tice.Intensiveworktodevelopanaerialtargetlhntwould
upproximate
more
closely
Bring
onan
aircraft
in
Oight
be-
~alJ
atNaval
Aircraft
Factory
in
1925.Sincethendozensoftypesofsleeves.ofallshapesandsizes,havebeentried
in
auellor+togeta
target
thatwouldstreamsmoothlyathighspeedsand
wouldnot
dlslntegrate
tooquicldyin
Hightorwhen
hit
Dronesweredevelopedaboutthesa-metime.
First
experimentswithradio-oentrolwerein1922andthelirstsue-eessfultake-offand
llight
wasmadewitba
VE-7
plane
in
1924.Droneswereusedfirst
for
actual
/iring
practiceoffCtrantanamo
in
1939.
In
early
daystheNavywedobsoletetypesofplanessuchasthe
N20-1.YtIH,
031T.l.
SDU.
suand
8G-1.
Duringthewarsmallerdroneswereused,butreconditioned
FIIP"S
nowambeingused
as
.higJJ
speedtargetdrones.OneuJthe
111t65t
targets
is
the'rozo-l.
U
reso-jet
willen
lookslike
,a
German
bUZ2
bomb.Tobeof
an)'
valueasa
gunnery
aid,atargetmustbetowedatahighspeed.Themore
nearlythey
approximateaplanethebetter.Aerialtowedtargetsaredividedinto
two
generaltypes-antillircnut
and
aerial
gunnery,
Standardsle
Yes
nowfor
.U
gunnerypracticearetheMk22and23,whileplane-to-plane
firing
Is
donemostlyagain5tMk20andM](7.Mod5.
'Towed
bannersar
used
bothIorAAandaerialgunnery.as
is
thewingedtarget.13u
TID
handlessleevesandbannertargets.whiledrones
and
tho
winged
tnrgetareplacedundercognizanceofBureau
of
Aeronaulks,
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