Lot #176
BQM-34 Drone Radio Receiver-Transmitter Tracking Beacon and Autonetic Verdan Disc Memory

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Estimate: $200+


Two items: a BQM-34 drone radio receiver-transmitter tracking beacon mounted on a metal plate, measuring 17.5″ x 9″ x 4″, with tags on the main tubes reading, "Receiver-Transmitter, RT-317/APN-91" and "PP-1506/APN," for use on the BQM-34, commonly known as the Ryan Firebee, developed by the Ryan Aeronautical Company in the 1950s as one of the first jet-propelled drones; and a piece of disc memory featuring serial ports on the base, measuring 6″ x 6.5″ x 3.25″, designed for use with the Autonetic VERDAN (Versatile Digital Analyzer) general purpose military computer. In overall very good to fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science and Technology
  • Dates: #650 - Ended December 15, 2022