KD2G-2 Firefly Descriptive Arrangement

The KD2G-2 was a remotely controlled target pilotless aircraft for air-air and anti-aircraft gunnery training. It could be launched and remotely controlled from shipboard, from the ground, or from the air.

Designed to be eventually expendable, after a service life of 25 flying hours.

Fuselage of steel tube and dural monocoque. Wing and tail surfaces of dural. Adequate buoyancy for undamaged target P/A to float at least 15 minutes in out-of-fuel water landing.

Control could be maintained to 6,000 yard distance. Gyro-servo stabilized in roll.

KD2G-2 descriptive arrangement

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From p. 2 of Standard Aircraft Characteristics: KD2G-2.
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Standard Aircraft Characteristics: KD2G-2 [2.8 meg PDF].
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