Roger Keys

Interstate TDR-1 Researcher

Researcher for 30 years on the Interstate TDR-1 WWII Navy Drone. Built by Wutlitzer Piano and Interstate Aircraft in DeKalb, IL. 1942 thru 1944. This drone had a wingspan of 50',twin Lycoming 0-435 engines, made primarily of wood,and carried a 2,000 pound bomb. As a drone, it was guided by radio control utilizing a rotary tele phone dail,and a television camera tranmiter located in the nose.The control plane,a TBM Avenger operated in the South Pacfic in Sept.Oct.1944 against Jap Target

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