A Proposal to the War Department for a Radio Control System for Aircraft Type Bomb (Barrage), January 1940

A Proposal to the War Department for a Radio Control System for Aircraft Type Bomb (Barrage), January 1940

Background

Abstract:

The proposal herein outlined sets forth the exact method for control of an aircraft bomb, classified as Barrage Type, intended to be remotely flown, thence unerringly guided from a ground control position to its ultimate target. It is suggested to also consider it as an artillery supplement in the laying down of a barrage.  In several different ways it is better for long-range intensive barrage than the huge rifles of artillery. It is contemplated to employ that part of the radio spectrum between 70 and 200 megacycles or thereabouts.

This document, from 1940, was listed with no title, and has remained classified until December of 2016. I filed a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) for it’s release, and it was fully granted.

Declassified Document

 A Proposal to the War Department for a Radio Control System for Aircraft Type Bomb (Barrage), January 1940 [47 Pages, 6.7MB]

 

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