In early autumn, the British company 1925 RAE has begun to develop a new model of the projectile aircraft under the designation Larynx. This machine was able to carry a warhead weighing in kilograms per 113 480 distance in kilometers. Larynx The unit was equipped with a powerful enough engine type Armstrong Siddeley. High precision for hitting performance goals have been achieved through the use of a magnetic compass, it is possible to carry out monitoring of the direction of the steering gyro compass, altimeter was also used, which marked the path traversed by the machine.

RAE LARYNX was the first successful flying bomb strategic class guided missile "surface-to-earth" and is a precursor of the winged type missiles. It should be noted that the structure of the scheme has been used through the years 20 flying bombs, manufactured in Germany, such as FZG 76.

Active testing drone Larynx was performed at 1927 1929 year when it launches performed with class destroyer HMS. For this purpose, special launchers, and control point. The first flight of the machine design took place in the early summer of the year 1927. This run was carried out with the type of destroyer HMS Stronghold, which is located in the English Channel, shortly after the launch of the aircraft lost control and fell into the water.

The successful flight of the apparatus was carried out in September 1927 years, with the rocket flew 170 kilometers before losing contact. These indicators have been noted as a success because it was ruled by a sufficiently large distance. The next launch held 15.10.1927 years, while the rocket was managed at a distance 180 kilometers, after which it was hitting the target radius 10 kilometers. Two start-up have been carried out during the autumn in Iraqi waters. End of the study unit had two ground starting in Iraq, only one of the launches was over hit a specified target.

Despite the further development, the device and its shell started to become outdated, as there are new fighters, which could bring down the target. That is why the interest in the project waned in the Navy, it is only used to fire large area objects. Also, there are concerns that similar flying torpedo provoke opponents to the development of guided missiles. As a result, in the year 1929 RAE LARYNX project was finally closed.

It should be noted that it was created a little bit of flying bombs, but they differed high success rates when using them. The success was so great that the government of Great Britain has stopped development because of concerns that such weapons will bring more benefit to the enemy.

The design of the device LARYNX

The design was presented monoplane, made of wood, which had the powerplant 200 horsepower. With regard to the fuselage, it was performed by teardrop pattern, straight and wide enough wings mounted on it.

Full control and control of the missile aircraft was carried out from a ship or a ground point by radio communication. The development of the launch site was thought out by the designer A. Low. In the event of a break in communication with the control point, the device was held in flight using an installed gyroscopic autopilot, which was paired with a magnetic compass. As for the range, it was determined by the number of turns of the propeller. The RAE LARYNX fuel reserve was sufficient for a flight for 20 minutes, while the device covered 190 kilometers. 

RAE LARYNX Impact UAV. Kharkteristika:

Modification   Larynx
Wingspan, m   8.70
Aircraft Length m  
Height, m  
Weight, kg  
engine's type   1 PD Armstrong Siddeley Lynx
Power, hp   X 1 200
Maximum speed km / h   320
Practical range, km   190
Flight duration, min   20
Practical ceiling, m  
Payload:   250 pounds BB


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