Drones from the Civil War to Today

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Drones from the Civil War to Today

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Historic insights into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), from the Civil War through to today.  See how aerial balloons were an integral part of early UAV, or drone, development, and follow the technol…

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UAV (Drones)

Almost since the dawn of warfare, armies have sought ways to inflict the most damage on their enemies at the lowest cost to their own troops. Technologies from catapults to cannons have been developed…

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“Buzz-Bomb Blitz”

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“Buzz-Bomb Blitz”

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UAV (Drones) Inquiry Unit Living through a UAV attack. “Buzz-Bomb Blitz” includes comments from those who lived through the V-1 bombings. Visit Source Download PDF…

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“Denny’s Radio Model Tested”

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“Denny’s Radio Model Tested”

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UAV (Drones) Inquiry Unit In the late 1930s, the Radioplane Company developed a series of radio controlled model airplanes as aerial targets for antiaircraft gunnery training by the Army Air Corps.…

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Early Flying Robots: from models to target UAVs

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Early Flying Robots: from models to target UAVs

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UAV (Drones) Inquiry Unit Los Angeles Times. January 28, 1938, morning edition. Before the U.S. entered World War II, research had begun on remote, radio-controlled airplanes. At first a result …

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German World War I Observation Balloon

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German World War I Observation Balloon

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UAV (Drones) Inquiry Unit The United States was not the only nation to employ aerial balloons for reconnaissance. Even after airplanes were in use during World War I, all participating nations used…

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Winston Churchill During the Second World War

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Winston Churchill During the Second World War

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The Prime Minister, Mr Winston Churchill, with Captain The Right Honourable David Margesson, Secretary of State for War, watching preparations being made in an unspecified UK location for the launch o…

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