Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern. Specifications. A photo.
Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern. Specifications. A photo.

Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern. Specifications. A photo.


Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1974, the company «Ryan Aeronautical».

Development of multi-purpose military UAV model Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern has become conducted by American experts in the field of aviation in the early 70-ies of the last century. The new device is intended for use as reconnaissance and air patrol supervisory means, however, among other things, intended UAV also be used as a communication device which performs communication between military units at large distances.

Despite the fact that the tests UAV Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern in 1974 year were successful enough drone project was very soon closed, in particular, military experts have not been satisfied with the technical performance of the air tool and optimization drone required sufficiently large investments.

Sufficiently large size unmanned air vehicle model Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern, and this unit has a wingspan in 24 meters 75 centimeters and has a fuselage length equal to 11 meters 68 centimeters recouped a good wind component, which is why the large size drone does not reduce performance controllability and maneuverability.

Powerplant UAV Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern, having the name of Ryan Compass Coper R, represented by a jet engine, which provides a drone the ability to accelerate to limit airspeed in 650 km \ h. However, due to the small supply of fuel, the autonomy of the device is in the air is limited 30 minutes.


Specifications Ryan YQM-98 R-Tern.


  • Length: 11,68 m .;
  • Wingspan: 24,75 m .;
  • Height: 2,44 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 6490 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 650 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 250 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10000 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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