US Navy Target kite video

Kerry St. Dennis, a member of the Toronto Kite Fliers, started a discussion on the TKF Yahoo group about a Target Kite video that was on YouTube.com.

It’s pretty amazing to see these kites in action, the harness and reel setup is pretty interesting as well. :) The video was produced by the Bureau of Aeronautics of the American Army in 1945!

Others chimed in with links to better quality video. http://www.carnetdevol.org/target/va-video.htm
http://robroy.dyndns.info/targetkites/index.html
and the PDF manual including plans to build the kite http://robroy.dyndns.info/targetkites/navy_5_foot.pdf

Enjoy,
Bill

  1 comment for “US Navy Target kite video

  1. 5 December, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I just bought one at an estate! I just have the kite and not the rest. The one in the video is a German plane, mine is a Japanese Zero. Even got the instructions. Cool Stuff!!

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