Black Widow. Specifications. A photo.
Black Widow. Specifications. A photo.

Black Widow. Specifications. A photo.


Black Widow - US military drone aircraft designed in 1999, the companies «AeroVironment» and «DARPA».

Design of unmanned aerial Black Widow model unit was deployed in mid-90-ies of the last century. The new device is intended to perform reconnaissance nearby area, used as a supervisory tool, a means of targeting and adjusting conducting artillery and other.

Due to its miniature size, and the wingspan of this device is only 15 centimeters, the unmanned aerial vehicle remains almost invisible to the enemy, which ensures high efficiency of its use, however, due to its rather low weight, the device cannot be operated at high speeds and gusts of wind ...

UAV Black Widow was first presented to the public in the year 1999, however, mass production of the device has not been established, which was due primarily to the need to test complex.

As a means of visual observation, on unmanned aircraft Black Widow used a video camera, and, in the case of transmission of information on the air, the effective range of the drone's flight is 1,8 kilometers, while in the recording mode, the UAV can travel distances of up to 17 kilometers.

As the power plant at the unmanned Black Widow aerial vehicle used an electric motor, which allows the drone to reach a maximum speed of flight in 53 km \ h., With a maximum length of stay is limited 30 minutes in the air.


Specifications Black Widow.


  • Length: 0,19 m .;
  • Wingspan: 0,15 m .;
  • Height: 0,05 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 0,085 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 35 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 53 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 17 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 240 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: Electric;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.




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