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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Tudor Revival Cruise Missile

Out front of a stately Tudor Revival home is an unexpected American WWII cruise missile on a pole, modeled on the German V-1 buzz bomb. The stately home is now an American Legion post.

5151 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Northwest edge of the city, on the northeast corner of Wissahickon Ave. and Hansberry St.
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Perot Tudor and Gorgon Missile.

Perot Tudor, Cannons, and Gorgon Missile

The former home of architect, soldier, and history enthusiast Major Robeson Lea Perot in Philadelphia's southwest Germantown is a relatively early and in some ways archeological exemplar of the Tudor Revival style in America. It is now home to American Legion Post 263. Out front, on a pole, is what looks like a German V-1 buzz bomb, but is in fact either a Gorgon IIC CTV-N-2 or KD2N-1 Pulsejet Navy drone missile. It was built for the Allies' expected invasion of Japan, then cancelled after the end of World War II.

[Corey Jackson, 03/16/2023]

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