AeroJet SD-2 Overseer. Specifications. A photo.
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 designing AeroJet SD-2 Overseer unmanned air vehicle model was deployed in the second half 50-ies of the last century. This aircraft was designed for reconnaissance, search for enemy air ships, and could be used as a target drone. Despite the high potential of this aircraft for its era, the drone was not able to get the opportunity to apply to the armed forces of the United States, which was due primarily to a number of technical shortcomings of the device.

The first flight of an unmanned air vehicle model AeroJet SD-2 Overseer held in 1959 year, with most of the testing has been completed with due honors, however, due to the weak development of unmanned technologies, there are obvious problems with the management of the radio-controlled means that, perhaps, and the only problem of the 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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