Fleetwings A-1

Summary

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

DesignEdit

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]

SpecificationsEdit

General characteristics

  • Crew: none
  • Wingspan: 20 ft 0 in (6.0 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × unknown , 80 hp (60 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 mph (290 km/h, 160 kn)
  • Endurance: 1 hours 0 minutes
  • Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,000 m)

ReferencesEdit

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

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