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- Mar 7, 2015
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In the magazine "Décollage" N°64 of 06.19.1947- p 12 .a reader Mr. Alphonse Martin informed the editorial staff of the magazine that he realized in 1939 the plans of a self-guided bomb. It is a gliding bomb launched by plane and equipped with an automatic piloting device which directs it towards the target. The device consists of the body of the bomb equipped with cruciform wings at the front and at the back. At the front, the bomb is equipped with a combination of five photo-voltaic cells mounted at the front . (see the details attached in the article) to actuate the control surfaces via servo-motors. The cell placed at the end of a wing known as cell of compensation acts on the control surfaces. The bomb once taken of the selected point at a certain distance, one of these cells is excited by the infra-red beam of the target via its electro-mechanical device, rectifies its trajectory by blocking the control surfaces in their position.