Science: Uninhabited Aircraft

A modern air force must have more than well-proved airplanes. It must have advanced designs that are still being tested, aircraft still in the drawing-board stage, and designs that are still gleams in an air designer's eye. Military aircraft are slow to develop, hard to build; every U.S. Army warplane that played a part in World War II was on the drawing boards before Pearl Harbor.

The present standbys of the U.S. Air Force (the B-36, F-80, etc.) are much like the airplanes of late World War II. Behind these in the development series...

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