Rheinmetall Opale. Specifications. A photo.
Rheinmetall Opale. Specifications. A photo.

Rheinmetall Opale. Specifications. A photo.


Rheinmetall Opale - German unmanned aerial vehicle dual-use, developed by «Rheinmetall».

The design of the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Rheinmetall Opale model was carried out on the basis of a manned light aircraft, which was previously very actively used in Germany due to its high flight performance. Thanks to the use of an already essentially ready-made base, German aircraft designers managed to implement the project of this air vehicle in the shortest possible time, while also reducing the cost of the UAV itself, which made the project attractive. Moreover, both in the civil and military spheres.

German drone Rheinmetall Opale used to perform tasks related to the collection of intelligence, used in the performance of supervisory and patrol work, used to control the highways, security on a given perimeter, operated for environmental monitoring, etc.

This drone has quite a large design of its fuselage, in particular, for its length in meters 8 60 centimeters wing span UAV is 9,8 meters and a maximum take-off weight is 1700 kg, which is comparable to the manned version of this aircraft means.

The power of the unmanned aerial Rheinmetall Opale machine model is represented by two piston engines, which have a high enough thrust to give the aircraft a maximum speed of movement in 285 km \ h., While the autonomy of the device filter is more than 12 hours, however, the effective flight distance is limited in distance 180 kilometers.


Specifications Rheinmetall Opale.


  • Length: 8,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,8 m .;
  • Height: 2,5;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1700 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 260 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 285 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 180 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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