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BQ-2
Part of BQ Family
American intermediate range cruise missile. In March 1942, the USAAF initiated a program to develop radio-controlled assault drones, frequently called "aerial torpedoes" at that time.

AKA: BQ-1;BQ-1/BQ-2. Status: Cancelled 1944.

These aerial torpedoes were to be unmanned expendable aircraft (either purpose-built or converted from existing types), fitted with a large payload of high-explosive, remote-control equipment and a forward-looking TV camera. The drones were to be directed to the target by radio commands from a control aircraft, where the operator would "fly" the drone watching the video transmitted by the camera.

Maximum range: 2,740 km (1,700 mi).


More at: BQ-2.

Family: IRCM. Country: USA. Agency: Fleetwings.

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