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Firebee Drone at the Museum of Aviation

In the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia they had some very early Drones. This was the Ryan Firebee jet propelled drone that was used for a target. It was the first jet powered drone and pre-empted the many jet and prop drones used today in the military. This drone was made in the early 50’s (1951) by the Ryan Corporation. I noticed it because as a child growing up on a military base I remember making a plastic model of these Firebee drones and this is the first real one I saw.

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