KDA-1(Q-2A) Firebee

US Drone

Item number
48402
Scale
1:48
Date
07.06.2021
Time period
After 1950
Markings
Q-2A Firebee, US AIR FORCE, circa 1951
Markings
Ryan KDA-1 Firebee drone at the Naval OrdonanceTest Station China Lake, California (USA), circa 1960
Markings
US NAVY XQ-2 prototype, circa 1950
Model size (length x width)
146 x 81 mm
Box size
247 x 183 x 33 mm
Number of details
56

The target drones were developed in the United States by company Ryan for the United States Air Force. The first flight of the drone prototype took place in early 1951.

The drone was distinguished by swept wings and plumage, as well as an air intake in the bow. The Firebee could be launched either from a carrier aircraft (the first of which was the Invader) or from the ground (using the JATO aircraft accelerator). After successful tests, the drone was put into production and entered service with the Air Force, Navy, and then the US Army. Drones simulating air targets were used to train fighter pilots and to train air defense units.

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Item number
48402
Scale
1:48
Date
07.06.2021
Time period
After 1950
Markings
Q-2A Firebee, US AIR FORCE, circa 1951
Markings
Ryan KDA-1 Firebee drone at the Naval OrdonanceTest Station China Lake, California (USA), circa 1960
Markings
US NAVY XQ-2 prototype, circa 1950
Model size (length x width)
146 x 81 mm
Box size
247 x 183 x 33 mm
Number of details
56
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