Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose. Specifications. A photo.
Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose. Specifications. A photo.

Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose. Specifications. A photo.


Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose - US military drone aircraft designed in 1957, the company «Fairchild».


Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose a photo


The design of the Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose unmanned aerial vehicle was started by American aircraft builders from the company "Fairchild" in the first half of the 50-ies. The beginning of work in this direction was laid by the US military command, which needed drones, which could be used as a mobile target, for example, when testing new weapons systems, for use as a means of imitating the enemy, etc. The new device assumed widespread adoption In the US Armed Forces, and it was expected that an unmanned aerial would prove to be sufficiently effective, and, therefore, very promising.

The first test tests unmanned aerial vehicle model Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose been in 1957 year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped with the first set goals, work to improve the drone continued, however, due to the fact that over time the cost of the project greatly increased, mass production of these unmanned air assets deployed was not.

UAV model Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose has a sufficiently large size of its fuselage - with a wingspan in meters 7 44 centimeters, the drone has a length in meters 10 21 centimeter, which naturally caused difficulties in the operation of unmanned vehicles.

Powerplant UAV Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose presented a solid rocket motor that creates cravings to 222 kN, which allows the device to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 870 km \ h., While the operating range drone action is 7681 km.

Subsequently, guided missiles were created on the basis of the unmanned device, providing the ability to engage targets at long range.


Specifications Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose.


  • Length: 10,21 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,44 m .;
  • Height: 2,16 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4060 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 800 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 870 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 7681 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 15200 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 222 kN.



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