Bull Goose drone

Bull Goose decoy drone displayed at NMUSAF

Bull Goose decoy drone in the new hangar at NMUSAF

The Fairchild XSM-73 Bull Goose was intended as an intercontinental range decoy missile, fired from the ground vis a solid rocket booster, and then flying several thousand miles under turbojet power. Radar reflectors and active transmitters would have made the vehicles resemble B-52s on Soviet radars, hopefully drawing fire away from the actual manned aircraft.