Sure, it may be close to the ugliest RC airplane you’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t built for looks … or to last! Designed by Raytheon, the Small Tactical Munition Phase II seen here is on one of its first flights carrying a payload. The 22-inch-long aircraft is designed to be dropped from manned and unmanned aircraft systems and precision guided to its target. The Phase II version has foldable fins and wings, so it can be launched from a tube. It looks so much like a conventional RC sport plane that I wouldn’t be surprised if its designers are RC pilots!
Dec 13, 2011 43 Comments