Rockwell HiMAT. Specifications. Photo.
Rockwell HiMAT. Specifications. Photo.

Rockwell HiMAT. Specifications. Photo.


Rockwell HiMAT - American unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1979, the company «Rockwell».


Rockwell HiMAT photo


Drone Rockwell Himat model is purely experimental. This device was designed in the mid-70-ies of the last century, only for research purposes, in particular, the drone would be used to study the aerodynamic features of the behavior of aircraft when flying at high altitudes and at high speeds, thus. Serial and even more massive production of UAVs this model was originally planned was not.

Unmanned aerial vehicle Rockwell HiMAT has quite an interesting design, comparable in its parameters with combat fighters, and, American aircraft manufacturers and specialists in aerospace technology could provide a drone is not only a good aerodynamic component, but also enable the device to perform complex maneuvers, even at high flight speeds .

The first flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle models Rockwell HiMAT in July 1979 years and due to the fact that the drone has successfully completed the test phase, the work on the improvement of the project were continued, however, for several reasons, including financial constraints. Already in 1983, all work on the project was finally curtailed.

American experimental drone Rockwell HiMAT equipped with turbojet propulsion system consisting of one motor brand General Electric J85-21, which is able to overclock the device to the maximum airspeed in 1960 km \ h., While the maximum range of flight of the drone is 1200 kilometers.


Specifications Rockwell Himat.


  • Length: 6,86 m .;
  • Wingspan: 4,75 m .;
  • Height: 1,31 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1830 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 920 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 1960 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1200 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 12000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbojet;
  • Powerplant: General Electric J85-21;
  • Power: unknown.



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