Little Bustard. Specifications. A photo.
Little Bustard. Specifications. A photo.

Little Bustard. Specifications. A photo.


Little Bustard - Ukrainian multipurpose unmanned aircraft for military and civilian use, designed in 2006, the SE "Chuguev Aircraft Repair Plant".


Little bustard photo


The design of the unmanned aircraft of the Strepet model was started by Ukrainian aircraft builders in the first half of the 2000-ies. The new device was positioned as a means of military reconnaissance and could also be used in addition to this task for the performance of patrol and observation flights, used as a means of monitoring the terrain, etc. Later, the Strepet unmanned aerial vehicle was re-qualified as a multi-purpose aircraft, which, among other things, also allowed it to be used for civil tasks, mainly related to aerial photography, assessment of damage from natural and man-made disasters, and so on.

His first flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle models made in the Little Bustard 2006 year, however, despite the fact that flying drone tests were completed successfully, the project continued to be tested in connection with which production was started later.

very active until recently drone Little Bustard was applied on the territory of Ukraine, as well as supplied to other countries, but to date these drones temporarily stopped production, however, was not removed with the release of the device itself.

Ukrainian drone Little Bustard has a fairly compact dimensions, in particular, when the length of the fuselage in the 3 20 meters centimeters, the drone has a mass equal to only 70 kilos (depending on the version and modification), which provides for relative ease of operation of the tool.

Powerplant drone Little Bustard represented by one piston engine, which allows the device to reach a maximum speed of movement in 305 km \ h., While the effective radius of action of this UAV is a thousand kilometers.

To date, we know of the existence of four basic versions of the UAV Little Bustard:

  • Little Bustard-L - Basic version of the drone, which has load-carrying capacity in 20 kilos;
  • Little Bustard-L - A modernized version with increased maximum take-off weight;
  • Little Bustard-LK - Modification, created based on the version of the Little Bustard-L;
  • Little Bustard-C - Version with increased lifting capacity and a maximum take-off weight;
  • Little Bustard-VM - The military version of the drone used as a target.


Specifications Little Bustard.


  • Length: 3,2 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 4 m (depending on version).
  • Height: 1,3 m (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 70 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 305 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1000 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 6000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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