Short Skyspy. Specifications. A photo.
Short Skyspy. Specifications. A photo.

Short Skyspy. Specifications. A photo.


Short Skyspy - British military multipurpose UAV developed in 1974 year.

Unmanned aerial vehicle model Short Skyspy was designed by British engineers and scientists as a multifunctional drone, capable of scouting and patrolling the area. Suffice unusual design of this drone provides it to perform vertical take-off, which greatly simplifies and improves the operational capabilities of the UAV.

Drone has become designed in 1972 year, and in just two years of intensive research and work, experts managed to create a fully functioning means of reconnaissance, however, due to the fact that the project itself was exclusively a research character, were the many nuances that do not allow launch the UAV into production, in particular, contributed to this very high cost of the drone and its large size, it did not attract any civic organizations, but the military authorities .

One of the most significant problems of an unmanned air vehicle model Short Skyspy is bad horizontal stabilization, which greatly complicates the operation of the drone process, however, in the future, the design of this UAV has been improved, but we are talking already about other models drone.

Unmanned aerial vehicle equipped Short Skyspy fan motor provides the ability to perform drone fly at speeds of the order of 40 km \ h., However, the maximum range of this sequence is very limited and the UAV is approximately 5 kilometers.


Technical specifications Short skyspy.


  • Length: 1,1 m .;
  • Width: 1,1 m .;
  • Height: 1,5 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 75 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 20 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 40 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 5 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 1500 m.
  • aircraft engine type: Fan;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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