Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

One-half right rear air to air view of a Ryan Firebee Q-2A pilotless drone target in flight over the desert during U. S. Air Force development tests at Holloman Air Development Center, Alamagordo, New Mexico, circa 1952-1953.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Drone aircraft
  • Cold War, 1945-1989

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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United States Air Force


Circa 1952-1953

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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