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Dart Aerial Gunnery Target

DAYTON, Ohio - The Dart Aerial Gunnery Target on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - The Dart Aerial Gunnery Target on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This aerial gunnery tow-target was fired upon by F-84F pilots of the 162nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, Springfield, Ohio, during 1968 summer training exercises in Michigan. The target was towed behind another aircraft on 1,500 to 2,000 feet of cable and was equipped with a radar reflector to permit the use of radar gunsights. The damage was caused by strikes from .50-cal rounds.



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