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Vanguard ShadowHawk. Specifications. A photo.
Vanguard ShadowHawk. Specifications. A photo.

Vanguard ShadowHawk. Specifications. A photo.


Vanguard ShadowHawk - military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 2010, the «Vanguard Defense Industries» American company.


Vanguard ShadowHawka photo


The development of unmanned aerial Vanguard ShadowHawk model unit started by US aircraft manufacturers and experts in the field of aerospace systems, in the middle of 2000-ies of the last century. This unmanned aerial vehicle was originally intended to be used as an intelligence apparatus, however, later modification of combat drone, capable of destroying enemy positions were created on the base of the device, and therefore the functionality of the UAV is largely increased.

The design of the unmanned aircraft Vanguard ShadowHawk is made in the configuration of the copter, which allows the drones to take off and land in the vertical plane, which in turn greatly simplifies the operation of this UAV. Among other things, the design of the unmanned vehicle of the Vanguard ShadowHawk model also has rather compact dimensions, in particular, with a fuselage length of 2 meter 18 centimeters, the diameter of the rotor's rotor screw is 1 meter 94 centimeter, which requires a minimum amount of free space required for launching and landing This device.

The first flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle Vanguard ShadowHawk held in 2010 year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped with all the necessary tests, the project was put into production, where, thanks to the great popularity, and continues to be today.

Powerplant UAV Vanguard ShadowHawk, depending on the version and variant of the drone of execution, may be represented by a turbine or piston engine, which allows unmanned vehicles reach a maximum speed of its movement to 90 km \ h., While the effective radius of the UAV shall be limited 24 distance in kilometers.

To date, there are four main options for the UAV of this model:

  • Vanguard ShadowHawk Mk-I - Basic version of the UAV used for reconnaissance;
  • Vanguard ShadowHawk Mk-II - An improved version of the drone, equipped with a fully self-contained means of avionics;
  • Vanguard ShadowHawk Mk-III - Combat version of the unmanned air tool, equipped with small arms and 37-mm grenade launcher;
  • Vanguard ShadowHawk Mk-IV - Special military version of the UAV.


Specifications Vanguard ShadowHawk.


  • Length: 2,18 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 1,94 m (depending on version).
  • Height: 0,76 m (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 26 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising flight speed: 60 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 90 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 24 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 2100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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