Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher. Specifications. A photo.
Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher. Specifications. A photo.

Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher. Specifications. A photo.


Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher - Military drone, designed in 1951, the «Lockheed Corporation» American corporation.

Design of unmanned model Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher was carried out by US experts in the field of aerospace technology together with the development of the project drone Lockheed X-7. Despite the fact that most of the technical parameters of the drone remained unchanged, both unmanned aerial vehicles have fundamental differences, in addition, the UAV Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher was more promising, which is why it has been launched and serial production.

Scope of the military drone Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher is very limited, in particular, the device is used as an aerial target, used either for training personnel to work with means of air defense, or to test new weapons systems.

The first flight of an unmanned air vehicle model Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher in April 1951 years, however, for several reasons, the drone was not able to complete the necessary tests, so that the project continued to be refined, however, already 1951 year retests UAV Lockheed AQM -60 Kingfisher were successful, because that was launched serial production of the UAV.

Power ustanvokoy drone Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher consists of three engines - two solid rocket motors of the brand Thiokol XM45, each of which has a thrust of 222 kN and a ramjet engine brand Marquardt XRJ-43-MA, that allows the device to reach speeds of up to 4600. km \ h., while the maximum flight range UAV Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher limited 210 kilometers.


Specifications Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher.


  • Length: 11,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3 m .;
  • Height: 2,1 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3600 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 3500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 4600 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 210 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 30000 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: rocket;
  • Power point:
    • Marquardt XRJ-43-MA;
    • 2 x Thiokol XM45;
  • Power: unknown.



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