TAI Pelikan. Specifications. A photo.
TAI Pelikan. Specifications. A photo.

TAI Pelikan. Specifications. A photo.


TAI Pelikan - military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Turkish company «Turkish Aerospace Industries».


TAI Pelikan photo


Unmanned aerial vehicle model TAI Pelikan, also referred to as on the original acronym IHA-X2, developed specifically for use in the Armed Forces of Turkey. This unit has a high efficiency in terms of the tasks, which should include finding and gathering intelligence, conducting search operations, correction of artillery fire on the positions of a potential enemy, the implementation of the patrol and observation flights, and others.

The unmanned aircraft TAI Pelikan is equipped with two internal combustion engines of the brand Zenoah G38, which, with two working cylinders, are able to accelerate the drone to a maximum speed of flight of 120 km / h, and one of the engines is installed in the front of the drone and performs a pulling role in While the other is mounted in the rear and performs a pushing role, which makes everything else very manoeuvrable and effective in terms of its operation. The effective range of the TAI Pelikan is relatively small and amounts to only 50 kilometers, however, this drone can be in flight up to 6 hours, which fully meets the objectives and tasks pursued.

At the bottom of TAI Pelikan UAV mounted turret, which are electro-optical high-resolution camera capable of acting during the daylight hours, as well as an infrared camera, which provides the ability to conduct shooting in adverse conditions or the lack of visibility.

Operation drone TAI Pelikan continues to this day.


Specifications TAI Pelikan.


  • Length: 3 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,6 m .;
  • Height: 0,42 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 35 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 50 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 1600 m.
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Zenoah G38;
  • Power: unknown.



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