Wednesday, October 3, 2012

F9F-2KD Regulus Controller Trainer

A Work In Progress

This airplane was used to train Regulus missile controllers. It was not a true drone since a pilot was required for takeoff and landing.
National Archives 80-GK- 23622

National Archives 80-GK-23623

Assigned to GMGRU-1. Pictures reportedly taken 29 June 1958 at Point Mugu.

2 comments:

  1. Great photos! On the original photos, is it possible to see what colors the wing & nose wheel wells are painted? Would that hold true for the inside door colors?

    Larry Engesath

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  2. It looks like the wells and interior of the landing gear doors are painted the same color as the exterior surface in that area.

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