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 closeup view of a Sperry Messenger MAT Aerial Torpedo. Original caption: "Radio controlled AT showing Antenna and Fairlead - July 1922. Sperry MAT (Messenger Aerial Torpedo) U.S. Air Service Ser. NO. 64227"

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Drone aircraft
  • Sperry Gyroscope Company

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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United States Army Air Service

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July 1922

Repository Loc.

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



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