Aeroplane Monthly 1988-07
D.Allen - Pilotless Pioneers
Concorde formation
Experimental ATs were of varied types, including the Sopwith-designed biplane
Larynx on its launcher aboard HMS Stronghold.
The RAE Larynx on its catapult aboard HMS Stronghold. The Larynx was powered by a 200 h.p. close-cowled Lynx engine.
An AT on its launcher aboard HMS Stronghold - AT No 11 may be seen in the fore­ground.
An AT caught at the moment of launch.
AT No 10 being retrieved following a sea landing.
AT No 11 on its handling trolley. First launch attempts were made from HMS Argus on July 12 and August 31, 1922.
View of a 1917 Royal Aircraft Factory AT, powered by a 35 h.p. ABC Gnat flat twin engine.
The RAE 1922 AT was powered by a 45 h.p. Siddeley-Deasy Ounce engine. This AT had no undercarriage and was launched from a simple track aboard HMS Argus and, later, HMS Stronghold.
The chordwise lines under the wings are aerial wires, not ribs - others were located on the fuselage sides. Interference from the ignition system was a problem.
This Royal Aircraft Establishment side elevation of an Aircraft Target (AT) is dated February 28, 1917.
Experimental ATs were of varied types, including the one shown, believed built by Ruston Proctor