Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles|
Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones
|Copyright © 2003 Andreas Parsch|
In 1950, Globe built the XKD5G-1 target drone. It was a high-wing plane with twin vertical tails and was powered by a single Marquardt PJ46 pulsejet. It's possible that the XKD5G-1 was a pulsejet-powered derivative of the KD4G Quail. The KD5G-1 was not built in large numbers.
Note: Data given by several sources show slight variations. Figures given below may therefore be inaccurate!
Data for KD5G-1:
|Diameter||27 cm (10.6 in)|
|Wingspan||3.35 m (11 ft)|
|Speed||550 km/h (340 mph)|
|Propulsion||Marquardt PJ46-MA-2 pulsejet; 0.78 kN (175 lb)|
 Norman J. Bowman: "The Handbook of Rockets and Guided Missiles", Perastadion Press, 1963
 US Navy: "Model Designations of Naval Aircraft", 1950 and 1951
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