The Battle of Palmdale
Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat
US Navy (1794-now)
Februar 1950 - Point Mugu
Insignia Red upper surfaces Florescent Orange lower surfaces
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The Battle of Palmdale was the attempted shoot-down of a runaway drone by United States Air Force interceptors in the skies over Southern California in mid-August 1956. The drone was launched from Point Mugu Naval Air Station and soon went out of control. Interceptor aircraft took off from Oxnard Air Force Base and caught up with the drone, but were ultimately unable to bring it down, despite using all of their rockets. After it ran out of fuel, the unmanned aircraft crashed in a sparsely populated tract of desert.
During the incident over 1000 acres were scorched and a substantial amount of property was damaged or destroyed.
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I've read the tale.... would love to see this done!
Funny story! Grabbing a seat.
Came across that story during my research concerning my own F6F drone project (Grumman F6F - 3K/5K Drone Groupbuild | Album by Aquilifer (1:48) ) too and could hardly believe what I read ! Checkin' in