Aerial Target (A.T.)
Radio guidance equipment was developed and installed on small monoplanes powered by a 35-horsepower Granville Bradshaw engine. Two A.T. test flights were made in March 1917 at the Royal Flying Corps training school field at Upavon. Although both vehicles crashed due to engine failure, they at least showed that radio guidance was feasible. However, the A.T. program was scrapped because it was thought to have limited military potential.
Related categories• ROCKETS, MISSILES, AND LAUNCH VEHICLES
• EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
• HISTORY OF ROCKETRY
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