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Offline Kadija_Man

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Re: British pre 1939 rocketry
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2013, 09:51:33 pm »
Queen Bee was even more advanced and much forgotten about in the context of drones and UAVs.

While conversions of existing aircraft design, a Tiger Moth, to remote control, the remote control system was quite advanced and very reliable.

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Re: British pre 1939 rocketry
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2013, 06:48:10 am »
What I meant by advanced had more to do with the fact that it was designed from the start as an unmanned vehicle and in a way resembled some targets that appeared two decades later. But of course in terms of technical progress in radio control the Queen Bee was better. Here are two other unmanned British types from before the war:
  • Airspeed A.S.30 Queen Wasp (specification Q.32/35, 2 built and flown in 1937)
  • Miles M.10 Queen Wasp (specification Q.32/35, also 2 ordered but cancelled before completion)