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The Resource The dawn of the drone : from the back-room boys of World War One, Steve Mills

The dawn of the drone : from the back-room boys of World War One, Steve Mills

Label
The dawn of the drone : from the back-room boys of World War One
Title
The dawn of the drone
Title remainder
from the back-room boys of World War One
Statement of responsibility
Steve Mills
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the dark days of World War I, when flying machines, radio, and electronics were infant technologies, the first remotely controlled experimental aircraft took to the skies and unmanned radio controlled 40-foot high-speed Motor Torpedo Boats ploughed the seas in Britain. Developed by the British Army's Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy these prototype weapons stemmed from an early form of television demonstrated before the war by Prof. A. M. Low. The remote control systems for these aircraft and boats were invented at RFC Secret Experimental Works commanded by Prof. Low, which was part of the organization of 'back-room boys' in the Munitions Inventions Department. These audacious projects of Low and his contemporaries led to the hundreds of remotely controlled Queen Bee aerial targets in the 1930s and hence to all the machines that we now call 'drones'."
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mills, Steve
Dewey number
940.44941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Vehicles, Remotely piloted
  • Drone aircraft
Label
The dawn of the drone : from the back-room boys of World War One, Steve Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The World's First Drone -- The War and Before -- The Making of Archie -- Work, Cars and the Woods Next Door -- Televista -- Three More Generals -- The Aerial Threat Over Britain -- Fatal Training -- The Bravest Star -- The Industry of Invention -- Archie's Marching Orders -- How to Make a Great War Drone -- The Aerial Target Designers -- The Trials -- A Drone by Any Other Name -- Controlled Distractions -- The Clifton West Affair -- Distance Control Boats -- Determination and Resolution
Control code
on1103989398
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 297 pages
Isbn
9781612007892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103989398
Label
The dawn of the drone : from the back-room boys of World War One, Steve Mills
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The World's First Drone -- The War and Before -- The Making of Archie -- Work, Cars and the Woods Next Door -- Televista -- Three More Generals -- The Aerial Threat Over Britain -- Fatal Training -- The Bravest Star -- The Industry of Invention -- Archie's Marching Orders -- How to Make a Great War Drone -- The Aerial Target Designers -- The Trials -- A Drone by Any Other Name -- Controlled Distractions -- The Clifton West Affair -- Distance Control Boats -- Determination and Resolution
Control code
on1103989398
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 297 pages
Isbn
9781612007892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103989398

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