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The Secret History of World War II-Era Drones

DRONES ARE THE hallmark of tech-y modern warfare, but weapons piloted from afar have been around for more than a century. The first “drones” were actually balloons, first deployed by Austria in 1849. They came equipped with long copper wires that operators used to remotely trigger bombs...These didn’t quite catch on, for obvious reasons—they floated in any direction, including back towards the way they came.


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