Ryan AQM-91 Firefly. Specifications. A photo.
Ryan AQM-91 Firefly. Specifications. A photo.

Ryan AQM-91 Firefly. Specifications. A photo.


Ryan AQM-91 Firefly - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1968, the company «Ryan Aeronautical».

Work on the design of UAV model Ryan AQM-91 Firefly began the American aircraft manufacturers and experts in the field of aerospace systems in the early 60-ies of the last century. New Drone to be used as a military intelligence agent, which greatly reduced the scope of the UAV, which is also indicated by the fact that during the entire period of production, the company «Ryan Aeronautical» 28 was built devices that model.


UAV Ryan AQM-91 Firefly a photo


The first test flight of unmanned aircraft model Ryan AQM-91 Firefly took place in 1968 year, however, the test for a number of technical reasons were failures, in connection with which aircraft designers to some extent improved the device, so that a series of subsequent tests was quite successful.

Unmanned aerial vehicles has a fairly large size - at its length in 10 meters 40 centimeters drone Ryan AQM-91 Firefly has a wingspan equal to 14 meters 50 centimeters, however, thanks to a good aerodynamic shape, as well as use in the construction of "stealth" technology, the device It has a low signature for radar systems.

Powerplant UAV Ryan AQM-91 Firefly includes a jet engine the brand General Electric YJ97-GE-3, which is having a traction capacity of 17,8 kN., Is able to disperse the drone to the maximum speed of its flight in 815 km \ h., At the time, as the ultimate flight range of the device is equal to 7030 kilometers, which is very effective.


Specifications Ryan AQM-91 Firefly.


  • Length: 10,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 14,5 m .;
  • Height: 2,3 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2450 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 750 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 815 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 7030 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 12000 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: General Electric YJ97-GE-3;
  • Power: 17,8 kN.


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