Unmanned Aircraft: The Good, the Bad, the UglyGraham Warwick
Unmanned aircraft have been part of the aviation scene for as long as Aviation Week has—longer, if attacks by pilotless bomb-carrying balloons in the late 1800s are included. But the history of UAVs is a cycle of enthusiasm and indifference, success and failure, a journey from urgent requirement to frontline action to neglected storage. But that cycle has been broken, and unmanned aircraft are here to stay, in military and civil aviation. We take a look at a few of the many UAVs flown over the past 100 years.