AQM-127 SLAT. Specifications. A photo.
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AQM-127 SLAT. Specifications. A photo.

AQM-127 SLAT. Specifications. A photo.

AQM-127 SLAT - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1987, the company «Martin Marietta».

UAV model AQM-127 SLAT became projected in the second half 80-ies of the last century. This device is positioned as a drone target for testing new weapons systems, or else during the exercise, which greatly limits the scope of operation of the unmanned vehicle.

Despite the fact that the AQM-127 SLAT unmanned aerial vehicle was very promising for its era, the drone was not put into mass production - the reason was numerous failures during unmanned vehicle tests, and therefore the project was officially in 1991 was cancelled.

In the process of designing unmanned aircraft it was assumed that the drone would be an effective way to test and missile defense systems, which was reflected in the first high-speed movement of the drone, which could reach indicators 2500 km \ h.

Powerplant unmanned aerial vehicle model AQM-127 SLAT presented turbojet engine, creating more thrust that allows drone to quickly accelerate to speeds exceeding the speed of sound, which is a key advantage of the American drone.

Among other things, an unmanned aerial vehicle can also be used as a combat unit - the drone design provides the possibility of placing a charge here, detonating on impact.

For quite a period development, US experts 5 prototypes of the UAV was built.

Specifications AQM-127 SLAT.

  • Length: 4,2 m .;
  • Width: 0,6 m .;
  • Height: 0,6 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 150 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 2100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 2500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9000 m.
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.

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