National Geographic : 1946 Feb
Lt. Col. Leon D.Hoffman Pilotless, a Culver Cadet Takes Off Ahead of Its Radio-controlling "Mother,"aC-45 Beechcraft The Cadet is a fast little civilian plane used experimentally as a guided missile. War-weary B-17's, explosive-laden, served asradio-controlled missiles intherecent war, but pilots had to take the big planes off the ground, bailing out afterward (page 185). Staff Photographer Willard R.Culver "Japanese Sandman," American-made Flying Bomb, Is Launched by Rockets froma50-foot Trailer Ramp In this improvement on the German V-l, four rockets supply the launching thrust. Then the bomb flies by means of the bigstovepipelike jet-propulsion unit (p.169).