NSRDC BQM-108. Specifications. A photo.
NSRDC BQM-108. Specifications. A photo.

NSRDC BQM-108. Specifications. A photo.


NSRDC BQM-108 - an experimental US military drone, designed in 1976, the company «Naval Weapons Center».

The design of the unmanned aircraft of the model NSRDC BQM-108 began by American specialists in the first half of the 70-ies of the last century. The device was to be used by the US military as a reconnaissance drone, however, since aerospace technicians did not have enough experience in developing unmanned vertical takeoff and landing equipment, the project initially had only an experimental purpose. Subsequently, due to the fact that the series of test tests of the NSRDC BQM-108 failed, the project was completely closed, however, in the future, many other models of unmanned aerial vehicles were realized on its basis.

The aircraft NSRDC BQM-108 underwent its first test trials in September 1976 years, however, due to the fact that they were failures, work on the project continued, however, after the subsequent tests, the drone was also unable to prove itself, as a consequence, the project unmanned air tool was officially closed.

Despite the fact that the drone NSRDC BQM-108 was designed in the early 70-ies, the device has a rather compact dimensions of its fuselage - at length in 3 meters 58 centimeters, unmanned vehicle has a wingspan in 2 meters 21 centimeter.

Powerplant UAV NSRDC BQM-108 represented by one turbojet brand Teledyne CAE YJ402-CA-400, which is having a thrust in 2,9 kN, is able to overclock the device to the maximum airspeed in 645 km \ h., While the duration of stay in the air this drone limited 30 minutes.


Specifications NSRDC BQM-108.


  • Length: 3,58 m .;
  • Wingspan: 2,21 m .;
  • Height: 0,7 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 254 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 645 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5100 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: Teledyne CAE YJ402-CA-400;
  • Power: 2,9 kN.



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