Charles Perley an inventor from New York registers a patent for an unmanned aerial bomber. Perley designed a hot-air balloon that had explosives on it and had a timer on it.
The DH.82B Queen Bee
The Queen Bee first flies for the UK. It was used as aeiral targeting during training missions. It was used as practise for anti air gunners of the British Royal Navy
Hitler commisioned a flying bomb thats mission is to kill non military targets it was first introduced when the Germans used it against Britian in 1944. the V-1's killed more then 900 civillians and injured more than 35,000 in British cites.
PB4Y-1 and BQ-7
A direct result of the German V-1 UAVs. The U.S bulit these 2 UAV bombers to take out the V-1 launch sites. These UAV bomber were able to carry 25,000 pounds of explosives.These were not fully UAV though as it required a 2 man team to fly the UAV to 2,000 feet where it would then be control by remote control using television guidance systems
Used by Nazi Germany form 1944 to 1952 as a vengence weapon against the allied bombing of German cities. It was the first long range ballistic missile. It was deisgned by Peenemunde Army Research Centre and manufactured by Mittelwerk GmbH
AQM-34 Ryan Firebee
Created by the US in the 1960's as a stealth surveillance UAV. These were used from 1970 to 1975. More then 1000 Firebees were used in around 35,000 surveillance missions and were deployed from Japan, South Vietnam, and Thailand. The US had an 83 percent return rate of the Firebee UAVs used in the Vietman war.
Ryan SPA 147
Created by the US to take photographs and eversdrop on radio communications by the enemy whislt being at around 60,000 feet which was out of the range of any missiles to reach the drones. The UAV could fly for 8 hours straight and was fitted with a 300 pound camera.
Made by Israel Aircraft Industries. It has a 13 foot wingspan and is made out of fibreglass which makes the UAV emit extremely low amounts of radar signature and had a small size making the UAV near impossible to be shot down. The Scout UAV could transmit real-time, 360-degree surveillance data via a television camera in its central turret. The Scout UAV was also very cheap to create allowing the Israeli Military to use a large amount against Syria when they were in conflict during 1982
Created by the Israeli for fire management purposes. The firebird is remotely controlled and is able can deliver real-time, highly accurate information on a wildfire's size, speed, perimeter, and movement.
Created by the US for surveillance purposes. The Predator is fitted with high definition color television, infrared cameras, and synthetic aperture radar and is able to fly for 16 hours without needing to return to base. Although is was orginally desinged for surveillance purposes it has also used to launch hellfire antitank missiles at targets and have had some success with that.