Meteor P1. Specifications. A photo.
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Meteor P1. Specifications. A photo.

Meteor P1. Specifications. A photo.

Meteor P1 - Italian radio-controlled unmanned aircraft, developed in 1954, the company «Meteor».

The design of the Meteor P1 unmanned aerial vehicle was launched by Italian aircraft builders at the beginning of the 50-ies of the last century, with the device not only military but also of scientific importance, in particular, this drone was actively used for radar reconnaissance of airspace, and could also be operated As a relay device, but much more important is the fact that the drone was in fact the first high-tech development of this type in Europe, The powerful push to start the further development of such devices.

An unmanned aerial vehicle model Meteor P1 proved to be a very successful project, in particular, the use and operation of the drone of this model were carried out until the beginning of 70-s, and only with the advent of more advanced and compact versions of the UAV, the project ceased to be promising.

Italian drone Meteor P1 equipped with a powerful power plant representing the piston engine has a capacity of up to 100 200 hp (Depending on the configuration of the drone), which makes it relatively easy design speeds of up to 460 km \ h. However, the autonomy of the UAV flight Meteor P1 is very limited and is only one hour.

Any telemetry UAV Meteor P1 not equipped, however, this fact is primarily associated with the period of the beginning of the design and manufacture of devices.

Specifications Meteor P1.

  • Length: 3,69 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,68 m .;
  • Height: 0,65 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 210 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Cruising flight speed: 250 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight speed: 460 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight distance: 250 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 100 hp (Depending on configuration).

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