YQM-94A CompassCope
YQM-94A CompassCope

YQM-94A CompassCope

UAV YQM-94A Compass Cope is an intelligence apparatus that was created by the American company Boeing. This high-altitude long-range and unmanned aerial vehicle that is meant for electronic and photo-reconnaissance in enemy territory and military conflicts.

The very first prototype of the program was made back in 1972 year. In the first place, the YQM-94A was supposed to compete with the Teledyne-Ryan YQM-96A when testing the US air force. For the first time the device of this model went up in the summer of 1973 of the year. It should be noted that the first flight lasted for 17 and a half hours, while the unit was at an altitude of 16,7 kilometers. Nevertheless, the program and further development were closed as the Air Force refused to use the YQM-94A machine.

YQM-94A CompassCope. Characteristics:

Modification YQM-94A
Wingspan, m 27.43
Length m 12.19
Height, m 3.88
Weight, kg 6531
engine's type 1 TRD General Electric J97-GE-100
Thrust, kgf X 1 2390
Maximum speed km / h 628
Cruising speed, km / h 531
Range, km 14500
Flight duration, h more 24
Practical ceiling, m 16764

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