AeroJet SD-2 Overseer. Specifications. A photo.
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AeroJet SD-2 Overseer. Specifications. A photo.

AeroJet SD-2 Overseer. Specifications. A photo.

AeroJet SD-2 Overseer - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1959, the company «Aerojet General».

Work on the design of an unmanned aerial vehicle model AeroJet SD-2 Overseer were deployed in the second half of the 50-ies of the last century. This aircraft was intended for reconnaissance of the area, search for enemy aircraft, and could also be used as a drone target. Despite the high prospects of this aircraft for its era, the drone could not get the opportunity to be used in the US Armed Forces, which was primarily due to a number of technical shortcomings of this device.

The first flight of the AeroJet SD-2 Overseer unmanned air vehicle took place in the 1959 year, while most of the tests were completed with appropriate distinctions, however, due to the poor development of unmanned technology, there were obvious problems with the control of the radio-controlled vehicle, which, perhaps, and is the only problem of this drone.

For its time, an unmanned aerial vehicle model AeroJet SD-2 Overseer has small dimensions - at a length of the drone in 4,9 meter span of the wings of the UAV 4,06 meters, which makes the device extremely maneuverable.

Powerplant UAV AeroJet SD-2 Overseer represented by one four-cylinder piston brand Lycoming LIO-360-B1B, which is having a capacity of 225 hp drone allowed to accelerate to the maximum speed of its flight in 540 km \ h. However, duration of stay in the autonomous air confined 45 minutes.

Specifications AeroJet SD-2 Overseer.

  • Length: 4,9 m .;
  • Wingspan: 4,06 m .;
  • Height: 1,09 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 605 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 350 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 540 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 185 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6100 m.
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming LIO-360-B1B;
  • Power: 225 hp

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