Rheinmetall Taifun. Specifications. A photo.
Rheinmetall Taifun. Specifications. A photo.

Rheinmetall Taifun. Specifications. A photo.


Rheinmetall Taifun - German military multipurpose unmanned aircraft designed in 2002, the company «Rheinmetall».

Design of unmanned aerial vehicle Rheinmetall Taifun began the German specialists in the field of aerospace technology in the early 2000-ies. As a basis for the creation of an unmanned drone aircraft performing model vehicle model Rheinmetall KZO, however, the drone design has been further improved, which is why the device was more effective in its operational plan.

UAV model Rheinmetall Taifun is used as a means of reconnaissance aircraft, however, in reality, the drone can perform other tasks, including those related to the conduct of electronic warfare, conducting artillery fire correction and others.

The first tests of drone Rheinmetall Taifun were produced in 2002 year, however, despite the fact that all tests have been completed successfully, the device will continue to improve, in particular, the aircraft manufacturer did not suit the power plant, which is why, in the actual production of drone Rheinmetall Taifun entered only 2004 the end of the year.

UAV Rheinmetall Taifun is equipped with one piston diesel engine, allowing the device accelerated to sufficiently high speed of flight, which is 160 km \ h., And, the drone may be in the process of flight to 4 hours, which is very effective, while the maximum range of repetition this device is about 150 km.

German military unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a high-resolution electro-optical camera, which in turn has an infrared sensor that allows you to monitor the terrain reconnaissance and even under unfavorable visibility.


Specifications Rheinmetall Taifun.


  • Length: 1,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 1 m .;
  • Height: 0,44 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 12 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 150 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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