Radioplane BTT. Specifications. A photo.
Radioplane BTT. Specifications. A photo.

Radioplane BTT. Specifications. A photo.


Radioplane BTT - American military radio-controlled drone, developed by American companies «Northrop» and «Radioplane» at the end of 40-ies.


Radioplane BTT Photo


UAV Radioplane BTT became established almost immediately after the Second World War. The new device was supposed to be a kind of educational tool for pilots of military aircraft, in fact, speaking as a target. Design of unmanned aircraft was due to the need to use these funds for training new pilots, which is why the project and received great approval from the US Department of Defense.

The first tests conducted in 1949 year, proved to be quite successful in view of which was organized by the mass production of these drones, subsequently, became a mass - for the entire release period, which lasted for almost two decades, more than 73 thousand drones were built, indicating an obviously high demand for these devices.

Unmanned aerial vehicle model Radioplane BTT, its dimensions very much resembles a small aircraft, particularly when the length of the fuselage in the 4 14 centimeters meters, wingspan of this drone is 3 50 centimeters meters, which is quite a positive effect on the aerodynamic properties of the UAV.

Drone Radioplane BTT equipped power plant consisting of a piston engine brand McCulloch O-100-2, the thrust of which is 72 hp, which allows relatively easy construction of the device to reach a maximum speed of its flight in 325 km \ h., While maximum range of flight of the UAV is 330 kilometers.


Specifications Radioplane BTT.


  • Length: 4,14 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,5 m .;
  • Height: 0,79 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 185 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 250 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 325 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 330 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: McCulloch O-100-2;
  • Power: 72 hp



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