BQM-34 Firebee
BQM-34 Firebee

BQM-34 Firebee

BQM-34 Firebee - developed by the American company UAV target. Developer Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical apparatus designed for the needs of the US Air Force targets with variable speed test fighter pilots and air defense crew. Drone launched from the ground, and the management carried out radio commands of the operator. During the training missile struck UAVs or finish my job down on a parachute. For the first time in the air drone rose in 1958 year, and two years later he officially entered service with the US Air Force.

BQM-34 Firebee has an impressive size in comparison with the majority of UAVs. With a fuselage length of almost 7 meters, the wingspan is slightly less than 4 meters. On the BA, an engine was installed according to the type of TRD Continental J69-T-29 with a load of 771 kgf. Together with the payload, full tanks, the weight of the device is 935 kg. The excellent engine allowed the drone to reach a maximum speed of 933 km / h. Studies have shown that the practical range of the UAV almost reaches 1000 km, and the practical ceiling does not exceed 15,5 thousands of meters. 

BQM-34 Firebee. Characteristics:

Modification   BQM-34
Wingspan, m   3.93
Length, m   6.99
Height, m   2.00
Weight, kg   935
engine's type   1 TRD Continental J69-T-29
Thrust, kgf   X 1 771
Maximum speed km / h   933
The stall speed, km / h   327
Practical range, km   966
Practical ceiling, m   15636


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