Argus Fernfeuer. Specifications. A photo.
Argus Fernfeuer. Specifications. A photo.

Argus Fernfeuer. Specifications. A photo.


Argus Fernfeuer - German multi-purpose military drone aircraft designed in 1939, the company «Argus Motoren GmbH.».

The design of the Argus Fernfeuer multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle was deployed by German specialists in the field of aerial technology in 1937. The unmanned aerial vehicle being developed was originally supposed to be operated as a target drone, however, by special order of the German armed forces, the device was modernized and was already of a combat nature, in particular, the Argus Fernfeuer UAV was used to provide bombing, while, despite the fact that the bomb load of the device was very low, the drone had high efficiency, however, its real use was carried out only until 1941, which was associated with the implementation of the V-1 rocket project.

In 1939, the unmanned aircraft Argus Fernfeuer successfully passed all the necessary tests, in particular, flying a distance of 70 kilometers, the drone successfully carried out the bombing, however, the operation of the UAV was very difficult because the device needed visual coordination, which was not always the case Possible. It is for this reason, in the 1941 year, the German command came to the need to start the implementation of the V-1 missile project, which was simpler in terms of its operation, since, given the real speed and the angle of flight, it could hit the target with an accuracy of 20 meters .

UAV Argus Fernfeuer has a very large dimensions, in particular, the length of the device is 9,5 meters, wingspan - 10 meters, and height - 1 meter.

Management UAVs Argus Fernfeuer carried out by radio, with a maximum range of flight device up to 1 thousand kilometers (the distance limit following is for informational purposes only).


Specifications Argus Fernfeuer.


  • Length: 9,5 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Height: 1 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3000 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 80 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 80 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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