Boeing X-48. Specifications. A photo.
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Boeing X-48. Specifications. A photo.

Boeing X-48. Specifications. A photo.

Boeing X-48 - American multi-purpose experimental drone, designed in 2007, the company «Boeing».

The first work on the design of an unmanned aerial vehicle model Boeing X-48 began to be carried out by American experts and scientists in the field of aerospace technology in the early 2000-s. The Boeing X-48 unmanned aerial vehicle itself was designed for a wide variety of research and development purposes, which could later be transferred not only to the field of unmanned aerial vehicles, but also to civilian and military aircraft.

UAV Boeing X-48 photo

Successful tests of Boeing X-48 unmanned were first conducted in July 2007 years, however, given the operational capabilities of the drone, the project has not received sveogo further mass production, which in fact expected, however, experts have continued to improve the system of the drone, increasing not only its features and technical parameters, but also achieving higher effectiveness in later use in the above areas.

The power plant of the unmanned air vehicle model Boeing X-48 represented by three turbojet engines brands JetCat P200, each of which has a thrust just 0,23 kN, which in turn provides the drone overclocking to the maximum airspeed in 220 km \ h. (Depends on modifikaitsi).

According to 2016 year, there are three main versions of the drones:

  • Boeing X-48A - The base version of the UAV;
  • Boeing X-48B - An improved version of the drone, equipped with modern management systems;
  • Boeing X-48C - An upgraded version of the UAV, equipped with two turbojet engines.

Specifications Boeing X-48.

  • Length: 8 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 6,22 m (depending on version).
  • Height: 2 m (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 227 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising flight speed: 200 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 150 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbojet (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: 3 x JetCat P200 (depending on version);
  • Power: 3 x 0,23 kN. (Depending on version).

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