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.


  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

  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.