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The Royal Aircraft Establishment Larynx (from "Long Range Gun with Lynx engine") was an early British pilotless aircraft, to be used as a guided anti-ship weapon. Started in September 1925, it was an early cruise missile guided by an autopilot.
- First test July 20, 1927. Launched from cordite-powered catapult fitted to the S class destroyer HMS Stronghold. Crashed into Bristol Channel.
- Second test September 1, 1927. Thought to have flown 100 miles (160 km) and then was lost.
- Third test October 15, 1927. 112 mile (180 km) flight, hit five miles from target.
- Two more launches in September and October 1928 from HMS Thanet, another S class destroyer.
- Two additional launches May 1929. Launched from land, one overflew target and other was successful.
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- Gibson and Buttler. British Secret Projects: Hypersonics, ramjets and missiles Midland 2007
- Werrell PDF page 29
- (1.0) The Aerial Torpedo
- Remote Piloted Aerial Vehicles : The 'Aerial Target' and 'Aerial Torpedo' in Britain
- Interwar British Experiments with Pilotless Aircraft pay to access
- "Automatic Flight" a 1958 Flight article