North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner. Specifications. A photo.
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North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner. Specifications. A photo.

North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner. Specifications. A photo.

North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner - US military drone aircraft, designed in 1961, the company «North American Aviation».

North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner a photo

The work on the design of the unmanned aircraft of the North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner model began with the American specialists in the field of aerospace technologies at the end of the 50-ies of the last century. The new aircraft was intended exclusively for military use, and the scope of operation of this drone was severely limited - the device could only be used as an air target, used, as a rule, to test new types of weapons, as well as as a means for training soldiers to combat air Means of the enemy.

The first flight of an unmanned aircraft North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner held in 1961 year, and due to the fact that the device successfully cope with all the test objectives, the project almost immediately was sent into production, where there was quite a long time, which indicates that an high demand for the model UAV.

Unmanned aerial vehicle model North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner has a fairly compact dimensions - with its length in meters 7 57 centimeters wing span drone is only a meter 1 90 centimeters, which in turn provides a good aerodynamics and this drone.

Powerplant UAV North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner presented a missile solid fuel engine, which allows the device to reach speeds in 2200 km \ h., While the maximum range of the UAV flight distance is limited in 400 kilometers.

Specifications North American MQM-42 Redhead-Roadrunner.

  • Length: 7,57 m .;
  • Wingspan: 1,9 m .;
  • Height: 1,1 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 400 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 900 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 2200 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 400 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 18000 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.

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