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The Secret History of World War Ii-Era Drones


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U.S. Navy PV-1 Ventura control aircraft

In 1944, the US Navy used this PV-1 Ventura as a control aircraft for a remote-controlled drone in a WWII mission, which failed when the drone exploded without warning.

Credit: MIT Press

Drones are the hallmark of tech-y modern warfare, but weapons piloted from afar have been around for more than a century.

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