Boeing X-45. Specifications. A photo.
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Boeing X-45. Specifications. A photo.

Boeing X-45. Specifications. A photo.

 

Boeing X-45 - US military multipurpose unmanned aircraft designed in 2002, the company «Boeing Integrated Defense Systems».

 

Boeing X-45 photo

 

Design of unmanned aircraft model Boeing X-45 was conducted by American experts in the field of aerospace technology in the late 90-ies of the last century, however, despite the fact that the project was very complex in terms of its implementation, an unmanned device has already failed in 2002 year to make its first flight was successful enough, if not to take into account a number of small flaws.

In fact, the unmanned aerial vehicle was not intended for military use and operated exclusively for scientific research purposes, and is also used as a demonstrator, which, however, did not stop to create on the basis of this UAV actually used in the military sphere model, in particular, imply drone aircraft Boeing Phantom Ray, which appeared a few years later.

UAV Boeing X-45 can be equipped with their own weapons, which includes four guided missiles, as well as two high-precision bombs, which provides high efficiency in the application of the drone to fight as ground targets, as well as with air.

Dimensions drone Boeing X-45 air means comparable to the size of a small light-engine aircraft, in particular, the length of the fuselage of the drone 8,08 meters, while the wingspan of this drone is 10,3 meters. The special aerodynamic shape of an unmanned aerial vehicle, gives an air means high maneuverability, and allows him to accelerate to high flight speeds.

Powerplant drone Boeing X-45 presented a turbofan engine the brand Honeywell F124-GA-100, drone that provides overclocking up to the maximum airspeed in 920 km \ h., While the effective radius of the combat use of UAVs is 600 kilometers.

There are four main options for the UAV model Boeing X-45:

  • Boeing X-45A - Basic version of the drone;
  • Boeing X-45B - A modernized version of the UAV, with improved aerodynamic component of the fuselage and the increased radius of combat operations;
  • Boeing X-45C - An improved version of the UAV Boeing X-45B;
  • Boeing X-45N - Modification designed for the US Navy.

 

Specifications Boeing X-45.

 

  • Length: 8,08 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 10,3 m (depending on version).
  • Height: 2,14 m (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3630 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising flight speed: 850 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 920 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2400 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 13200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: Honeywell F124-GA-100 (depending on version);
  • Power: unknown.

 

 

 

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