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Vahe Demirjian

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Andreas Parsch's Missile Scrapbook (http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/other.html) lists the Hilo target drone as built by Republic Aviation, yet other sources on Republic Aviation do not mention the Hilo target drone project. Does anyone else have additional data on the Hilo program? There's a possibility that the manufacturer for the Hilo target drone was incorrectly identified.
 

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Vahe Demirjian said:
Andreas Parsch's Missile Scrapbook (http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/other.html) lists the Hilo target drone as built by Republic Aviation, yet other sources on Republic Aviation do not mention the Hilo target drone project. Does anyone else have additional data on the Hilo program? There's a possibility that the manufacturer for the Hilo target drone was incorrectly identified.

Soemhow you make it sound like the mistake might come from Andreas and that the other sources contradict his assertion... but here is precisely what his page says:

Hilo is described by source [Norman J. Bowman: "The Handbook of Rockets and Guided Missiles", Perastadion Press, 1963] as a target drone powered by a Marquardt 14-inch ramjet. It was designed around 1959, and was to be launched from the ground by a Hawk rocket booster. No data is available how many (if any!) Hilo vehicles were actually built. Since other comprehensive sources about Republic aircraft fail to mention Hilo, it was probably either never built or the manufacturer is incorrectly identified in [Norman J. Bowman: "The Handbook of Rockets and Guided Missiles", Perastadion Press, 1963].

So the warning is all HIS! And considering the quality and thoroughness of his past research, I very much doubt anyone can find something if he hasn't... But hey, you never know.
 

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