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Total production exceeded 20,000. Aeroflot struggled along with the Il-14 as its flagship un- til the Soviet aircraft industry took the world by surprise on 22 March 1956, when a government delegation flew into London in a 50-seat Tupolev Tu-104 jet airliner. It entered service with Aeroflot on 15 September of that year, on the Moscow-Omsk-Irkutsk route, cutting the time from 18 hours to seven, and took its place in history as the first sustained airline jet service in the world. The Soviet aircraft manufacturing industry shifted into high gear in 1957.
KC-135 Stratotanker. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1994. Aerial Torpedoes The world’s first precision-guided munitions. As early as April 1915, Elmer Sperry began developing unmanned flying bombs by combining his company’s research on sea torpedoes and automatic flight control systems. S. entry into World War I in 1917, Sperry received navy funding to accelerate development of his aerial torpedo—a remote-controlled aircraft for use against submarines. Employing gyroscopes for directional control, the world’s first cruise missile flew approximately one-half mile without a human pilot on 6 March 1918.
London: HMSO, 1967. Lissarague, Pierre. Clément Ader inventeur d’avions. Paris: Privat, 1990. Aerial Radio Navigation Originated from Guglielmo Marconi’s techniques of wireless telegraphy. Initially termed “wireless direction finding,” aerial navigation has evolved from simple electronic devices and lighted airways to a sophisticated satellite system capable of determining the position of an aircraft to within a few feet. Navigational aids today are known by the generic acronym NAVAIDS. The first attempts at ground-based aerial electronic navigation were German navy Zeppelins using a Telefunken compass.