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Remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft have been around since the late stages of the first World War. A prototype drone was engineered by the British in 1916 in order to combat german Zeppelins, acting essentially as giant missiles which would ram into the blimps and destroy them. This was the first aeronautical design of Professor Archibald Low, and consisted of wood and tin shaped in a biplane configuration, with a 35 HP engine powering its lone propeller. When tested in 1917, the test pilots’ lack of training with remote operating systems caused the plane to be viewed as uncontrollable and prone to random veering and spectacular crashes. Pilotless remote aircraft would be better represented after the end of the war, but until the Second Gulf War in the late Twentieth Century, they would be mostly restricted to target practice for more reliable human pilots.