AQM-34L TV-50

The archives of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) History Office at Edwards AFB contained two photos of AQM-34L TV-50 (Test Vehicle 50), that Craig Kaston duplicated with permission. It orange-red color scheme leaves no doubt that this indeed is a test vehicle. Only the last part of the parachute tailcone is left black. The shark mouth shows either a tongue (do sharks have a tongue?) or a lot of blood. The Firebee lacks the Microwave Command Guidance System blade antenna usually fitted on top of the vertical fin. It appears that no camera windows were installed.



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