Northrop AQM-38. Specifications. A photo.
Northrop AQM-38. Specifications. A photo.

Northrop AQM-38. Specifications. A photo.

Northrop AQM-38 - US military drone, developed in the year 1959 «Northrop Corporation» Corporation.

The unmanned aerial vehicle model Northrop AQM-38 was designed exclusively for military use, in particular, this drone was supposed to be used as an air target, operated mainly for testing air defense measures, testing new weapons systems, training military forces, etc. Despite the relative the narrow scope of application, the Northrop AQM-38 drone turned out to be quite popular - over the entire period of production, the American Northrop Corporation created over two thousand e copies of this UAV.

The first flight tests of an unmanned aircraft model Northrop AQM-38 1959 were held in the year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped with the task, the project was continued, in particular, production of these aircraft has been established. Operation of unmanned drones target was fought the US military command until the middle of 70-ies of the last century, which again underscores the high status of these devices.

Air means Northrop AQM-38obladaet small size - with its length in meters 2 95 centimeters, the drone has a wingspan in 1,5 meters.

Unmanned aerial vehicle model Northrop AQM-38 equipped with a solid-fuel propulsion rocket type, brand AeroJet 530NS35, creating traction in 0,16 kN, which allows drone to reach a maximum speed of flight in 920 km \ h., While the maximum range of flight of the UAV is 150 kilometers.

Specifications Northrop AQM-38.

  • Length: 2,95 m .;
  • Wingspan: 1,5 m .;
  • Height: 0,46 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 140 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 800 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 920 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 150 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 18000 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: rocket;
  • Powerplant: AeroJet 530NS35;
  • Power: 0,16 kN.

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