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

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.
and the PDF manual including plans to build the kite


  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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