DAP Pika

1951

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DAP Pika

Manned prototype of the Jindivik target drone built by Department of Aircraft Production of Australia, later renamed GAF (Government Aircraft Factories).

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Maurice Nelmes, e-mail, 26.02.2011 05:28

Pika was used to caliibrate the remote control system for jindy.
pilot bottom was only inches from the ground & we lost when it had flame out doing a low level fly past fo VIP s
Badly injured pilot Flyiing offiicer Clements I think decieded to tame the plane , took it up & aerobats , henry must have had kittens seeing his plane butcherd
early models hed Napier Naid jets , later models of Jindy flew with viper engines with annulare combustion chamber being seen as expendble, turns out that viper engine lasted well was used in trainer A /C . i think The macchi.
Just a draftsman so what you are getting is office gossip

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John Hancocks, e-mail, 15.05.2010 10:41

I'd like them to give credit to Fiesler for the design, the drone had a strong resemblance to the infamous V 1 and that tail fin is a dead give away.

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Avsec, e-mail, 29.10.2009 22:43

It certainly was a jet aircraft. Two were built see
www.airforce.gov.au /raafmuseum /exhibitions /hangar180 /pika.htm for more information.

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Dennis, e-mail, 05.05.2009 13:02

It was successful jet drone made at the GAF in Melbourne Australia - please view this address:-

en.wikipedia.org /wiki /Jindivik

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Lorenzo from Montesilvano(Pe)., e-mail, 22.02.2009 16:00

Was it a jet aircraft?

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