LTV XQM-93. Specifications. A photo.
LTV XQM-93. Specifications. A photo.

LTV XQM-93. Specifications. A photo.


LTV XQM-93 - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed by «Ling-Temco-Vought» in 1970 year.

The unmanned aerial vehicle LTV XQM-93 is a communication drone that provides transmission and relaying of radio signals, which allows command of the armed forces over long distances. The rather narrow specificity of the use of this unmanned aerial vehicle did not at all affect the popularization of the UAV, rather the opposite, since the US Armed Forces needed special radio communications, and therefore the drone was used for a very long period of time.

Designing communication UAV model LTV XQM-93 started by American specialists in the field of aviation and aerospace technology in the mid-60-ies of the last century. The main reason for the beginning of works in this direction served as an order from the US Department of Defense, and is in need of such devices.

Drone LTV XQM-93 has a sufficiently large size of its fuselage, in particular, at length in meters 9 2 centimeters wing span of the device is 17 37 centimeters meters that in turn to some extent affects the aerodynamic characteristics of the UAV.

The power plant of the unmanned aerial vehicle is represented by one Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34 turboprop engine, which, with a power of 475 hp, is capable of accelerating the device to a cruising flight speed of 170 km / h, while the maximum flight duration of the drone exceeds 24 hours, which is very effective even by modern standards.


Specifications LTV XQM-93.


  • Length: 9,02 m .;
  • Wingspan: 17,37 m .;
  • Height: 3,25 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2405 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 170 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 200 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 250 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 15240 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34;
  • Power: 475 hp



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