According to the museum, it was "launched from a four-wheeled dolly that ran down a portable track [and its] system of internal pre-set pneumatic and electrical controls stabilized and guided it toward a target. After a predetermined length of time, a control closed an electrical circuit, which shut off the engine. Then, the wings were released, causing the Bug to plunge to earth -- where its 180 pounds of explosive detonated on impact."
However, although the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company (founded by the Wright Brothers) made nearly 50 of these weapons, they never saw combat. This is a replica.
July 22, 2013 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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