Fleetwings A-1

The Fleetwings A-1 was an American target drone manufactured by Kaiser-Fleetwings.

A-1
Role Target drone
National origin United States
Manufacturer Kaiser-Fleetwings
First flight 1940
Primary user USAAC
Number built unknown

Design

The A-1 was built around 1940 as a small aerial gunnery target, probably designed specifically for this purpose. It was flown unmanned and controlled by radio commands from the ground. The number of A-1s built is unknown, but the target was most likely retired by mid-1941.[1]

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: none
  • Wingspan: 20 ft in (6 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × unknown, 80 hp (60 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
  • Endurance: 1 hours  0 min
  • Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

References

  1. ^ "A Series". www.designation-systems.net.
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