National Geographic : 1946 Feb
Air Power for Peace 189 Air Technical Service Command A Radio-controlled "Clay Pigeon" Takes Off with No Pilot Aboard On the catapult, ready to be launched, is a light plane developed to serve as a target. The pilotless craft is guided by radio from the ground. When its mission is over, it descends by parachute (opposite). Staff Photographer Willard It. Culver This Bomb with a Radio-operated Tail Steers Its Way to the Target Known as the Azon bomb, this guided missile was used effectively in the war (pages 176 and 186). Whereas the Azon can be guided only to left or right, a later improvement-the Razon-can be guided in all directions. Here at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, the all-important tail is being affixed to a 2,000-pounder.