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sep 12, 1916 - Hewitt Sperry demonstrated the first unmanned plane known as the "flying bomb."

Description:

This UAV was the begging of the production of drones. It was able to go from Britain to the USA in 1917. However this manufacture was upgraded as you will see in a year. the purpose of this machine was to carry bombs to an intended target.

pros: The first drone was a success and lead to a more further study of these machines, looking for more effective ways that were not as reckless.

cons: the drone launch system was still inaccurate and not as efficient. The catapult would launch the drone to the sky then it is in controll.

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Date:

sep 12, 1916
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~ 102 years ago

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