The Globe KD4G Quail was an American target drone, built by the Globe Aircraft Corporation for use by the United States Navy.
Design and development
A catapult-launched, high-wing monoplane, the KD4G was of all-metal construction. The Quail was launched by a catapult; power was supplied by a two-cylinder Kiekhaefer O-45 opposed piston engine producing 35 horsepower (26 kW).
The KD4G-1 first flew in 1949; soon afterwards an improved version, the KD4G-2, was introduced, however neither variant was produced in significant numbers.
- ^ Grossnick and Armstrong 1997, p.670.
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