D-4 NPU. Specifications. A photo.
D-4 NPU. Specifications. A photo.

D-4 NPU. Specifications. A photo.


D-4 NPU - Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle, designed by specialists of the Northwestern Polytechnical University in China.

The D-4 NPU unmanned aerial vehicle is inherently a low-budget research and development aircraft designed by engineers for scientific applications. This device is not designed to perform any special tasks, however, it can perform aerial photography and aerial photography of the terrain, perform observation flights, etc. In fact, serial production of D-4 NPU unmanned aerial vehicles has not been deployed, however, the project continues to be financed and improved, which in turn indicates its possible future.

Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle D-4 NPU has dimensions typical for the majority of unmanned aerial means, particularly when the length of the fuselage in the 3 32 meter centimeter scale of the drone the wings of 4 30 meters centimeters. Maximum takeoff weight of the UAV is 140 kilograms, and, on its board device can transport up to 28 kg of payload, which is a very acceptable figure.

Powerplant UAV D-4 NPU presented piston gasoline engine, which allows the drone to reach a maximum speed of its movement in the air 210 km \ h., However, the effective range of the UAV D-4 NPU is very limited and is only 40 kilometers.

In the near future UAV D-4 NPU be launched into mass production for applications in the military sphere as an air target.


Specifications D-4 NPU.


  • Length: 3,32 m .;
  • Wingspan: 4,3 m .;
  • Height: 0,52 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 140 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 40 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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