BQM-34 Firebee
BQM-34 Firebee

BQM-34 Firebee

BQM-34 Firebee - developed by the American company UAV target. Developer Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical apparatus designed for the needs of the US Air Force targets with variable speed test fighter pilots and air defense crew. Drone launched from the ground, and the management carried out radio commands of the operator. During the training missile struck UAVs or finish my job down on a parachute. For the first time in the air drone rose in 1958 year, and two years later he officially entered service with the US Air Force.

BQM-34 Firebee has impressive size in comparison with the majority of drones. When the length of the fuselage almost 7 meter wingspan is slightly less than 4 meters. In AD established by the type of engine turbojet Continental J69-T-29 771 with thrust kg. Together with the payload tanks full weight of the device - 935 kg. Excellent engine drone allowed to reach a maximum speed of up to 933 km / h. Studies have shown that the practical range of the UAV reaches almost 1000 km and ceiling of no more than 15,5 thousand meters.

BQM-34 Firebee. Characteristics:

Modification BQM-34
Wingspan, m 3.93
Length, m 6.99
Height, m 2.00
Weight, kg 935
engine's type 1 TRD Continental J69-T-29
Thrust, kgf X 1 771
Maximum speed km / h 933
The stall speed, km / h 327
Practical range, km 966
Practical ceiling, m 15636


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