Northrop Grumman Firebird. Specifications. A photo.
Northrop Grumman Firebird. Specifications. A photo.

Northrop Grumman Firebird. Specifications. A photo.


Northrop Grumman Firebird - unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 2010, the American company «Northrop Grumman» and «Scaled Composites».


Northrop Grumman Firebird photo


Design of multi-purpose UAV Northrop Grumman Firebird was deployed in the first half 2000-ies. Despite the fact that the device is initially intended exclusively as an unmanned aerial vehicle, at the final stage, the project was renamed the category manned devices, however, the possibility of remote management of the vehicle survived.

UAV Northrop Grumman Firebird is exclusively military development, intended primarily for use as reconnaissance, patrol and observation, search and rescue, and even agents. If necessary, the drone Northrop Grumman Firebird can be used as a small vehicle or evacuation side, which, however, is rarely used.

The first flight of the unmanned aircraft funds in February 2010 years and due to the fact that all the set test objectives were successfully met, the project was able to produce commercially.

Drone Northrop Grumman Firebird has a sufficiently large size of its fuselage, comparable to the size of a conventional aircraft, in particular, when the length in meters of 10, the scope of the wings of the UAV is 20 meters and the height of the device is a meter 2 96 centimeters.

Powerplant unmanned Northrop Grumman Firebird represented by one piston six-cylinder engine marks Lycoming TO-540, which is having a thrust in 350 hp drone capable of providing maximum airspeed in 250 km \ h., While the flight of this device can last to 40 hours.


Specifications Northrop Grumman Firebird.


  • Length: 10 m .;
  • Wingspan: 20 m .;
  • Height: 2,96 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2270 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 200 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 250 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming TO-540;
  • Power: 350 hp



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