By Walter J. Boyne
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III. Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. Leicester, UK: Midland Counties, 1997. Lloyd, Alwyn T. KC-135 Stratotanker. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1994. Aerial Torpedoes The world’s first precision-guided munitions. As early as April 1915, Elmer Sperry began developing unmanned flying bombs by combining his company’s research on sea torpedoes and automatic flight control systems. S. entry into World War I in 1917, Sperry received navy funding to accelerate development of his aerial torpedo—a remote-controlled aircraft for use against submarines.
Badly bombed in the final days of the war, Rechlin’s once extensive facilities were virtually wiped out at war’s end. Today an aeronautical museum sits on the site. The United States and Great Britain followed their French and German counterparts in building aeronautical research establishments. Aviation inquiry in the United States received impetus in 1915 when Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) to correct America’s deficiencies in aviation. NACA’s enabling legislation offered the possibility of an aeronautical research laboratory, and in 1916 Congress appropriated $85,000 for that purpose.
Lissarague, Pierre. Clément Ader inventeur d’avions. Paris: Privat, 1990. Aerial Radio Navigation Originated from Guglielmo Marconi’s techniques of wireless telegraphy. Initially termed “wireless direction finding,” aerial navigation has evolved from simple electronic devices and lighted airways to a sophisticated satellite system capable of determining the position of an aircraft to within a few feet. Navigational aids today are known by the generic acronym NAVAIDS. The first attempts at ground-based aerial electronic navigation were German navy Zeppelins using a Telefunken compass.
Air Warfare: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-2 by Walter J. Boyne