Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila. Specifications. A photo.
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila. Specifications. A photo.

Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila. Specifications. A photo.


Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila - unmanned aerial vehicle for military use, designed in 1983, the company «Lockheed».


Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila a photo


The first stage of the design of an unmanned aerial vehicle model Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila was deployed by American specialists in the field of aerospace technology in the late 70s of the last century. The new device was supposed to be used as a radio-controlled target, for practicing air defense, as well as for testing missile systems and anti-aircraft systems. Despite the relatively narrow scope of this unmanned aerial vehicle, the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila UAV project turned out to be quite promising, as evidenced by the fact that these drones have been in operation for a fairly long period.

Drone Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila has made its first flight in 1983 year, however, due to the fact that the system used here were imperfect, work to improve aircraft performance parameters of unmanned air assets continued, and within a few months after the final testing, the project was put into production.

Unmanned vehicle model Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila has a sufficiently small size - with its length in meters 2 8 centimeters wing span UAV is 3 89 meters centimeters, which enables the system gives a good aerodynamics and high maneuverability.

As the power plant on the drone Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila used a piston engine with a capacity of 24 hp, which allows the device to develop the maximum allowable airspeed in 210 km \ h., While the maximum duration of the autonomous flight of this device is 3 hours .


Specifications Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila.


  • Length: 2,08 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,89 m .;
  • Height: 0,46 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 150 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 170 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 24 hp



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