Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles
Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones
Copyright © 2003 Andreas Parsch

Globe KD4G Quail

In 1949, Globe introduced the KD4G Quail target. The KD4G-1 was a high-wing design powered by a 26 kW (35 hp) Kiekhaefer O-45-35 piston engine. It was catapult-launched and recovered by gliding to touchdown on land or water. The KD4G-2 was identical except for a different type of engine. The KD4G series was not produced in quantity.

Photo: Maxwell White/NAWCWD


I have no detail information about the characteristics of the KD4G target drone.

Main Sources

[1] US Navy: "Model Designations of Naval Aircraft", 1950 and 1951
[2] Roy A. Grossnick: "United States Naval Aviation 1910-1995", Naval Historical Center, 1997

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Last Updated: 2 April 2003