Piper LBP. Specifications. A photo.
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Piper LBP. Specifications. A photo.

Piper LBP. Specifications. A photo.

Piper LBP - US drone aircraft designed in 1941, the American company «Piper Aircraft».

Unmanned aerial vehicle model Piper LBP was designed at the beginning of World War II, and in its essence, it was a combat aircraft that was used to deliver pinpoint strikes against the positions of a potential enemy. In fact, the unmanned aerial vehicle is a glider carrying as a load a single 1800 kilogram bomb, providing the possibility of inflicting heavy damage on the enemy. Despite the rather large destructiveness, this project was not able to achieve high efficiency in terms of its application, since the maximum flight range of this device was limited to the line of sight, and therefore it is very problematic to talk about delivering high-precision strikes.

His first flight tests of an unmanned aerial vehicle Piper LBP been in 1942 year, however, despite the successful completion of all tests, the actual use of the drone was ineffective because there was a problem with the direction of the drone directly to enemy positions.

Unmanned aerial vehicle model Piper LBP has dimensions comparable to the size of small manned aircraft, in particular, when the length of the fuselage in the 8 76 meters centimeters, the drone has a wingspan in 10 meters.

The maximum speed of the unmanned air means Piper LBP is quite acceptable - when the dive, it can reach values ​​in 483 km \ h, whereas when moved in the horizontal plane is about 220 km \ h.. Given the amount of fuel and the possibility of planning, the drone can cover a distance of over distances of 200 kilometers, while the real effective flight range of this device is estimated at 25-30 kilometers.

Powerplant UAV Piper LBP represented by a single piston engine, are in the front part of the fuselage drone.

Specifications Piper LBP.

  • Length: 8,76 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Height: 1,6 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3130 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 200 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.

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