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Vietnam Era Drone

Posted 5/16/2017

The Teledyne Ryan AQM-34L Firebee remotely piloted aircraft flew low-level photo-reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam. The AQM-34 series was developed from the unmanned BQM-34A target aircraft.

AQM-34L "Tom Cat" flew 68 missions over North Vietnam before being shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Hanoi. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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