Taylorcraft LBT-1. Specifications. A photo.
Taylorcraft LBT-1. Specifications. A photo.

Taylorcraft LBT-1. Specifications. A photo.


Taylorcraft LBT-1 - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1944, the company «Taylorcraft».

Design of UAV models Taylorcraft LBT-1 was deployed in the early 40-ies of the last century. The new air vehicle was designed on the basis of previously established radio-controlled drones, so the project was able to realize quite quickly, which will also greatly reduce the cost of the project.

UAV Taylorcraft LBT-1 established as an independent fighting unit, capable of carrying on its board a bomb load, intended to destroy ground targets, and causing serious damage to ships. Despite the demand for such aircraft, UAVs Taylorcraft LBT-1 project has not received much popularity, in particular, only 25 copies of the drone was built for the entire period.

His first flight tests of an unmanned aerial vehicle Taylorcraft LBT-1 1944 has undergone in the year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped not only with the performance of complex maneuvers, but also able to successfully hit the target, the project was put into production. Nevertheless, the actual combat use of drone Taylorcraft LBT-1 were seriously hampered because the radius of action was limited to the UAV area visibility, as a consequence, the maximum flight range drone limited distance in 25 kilometers.

Unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with the power plant consisting of a piston engine, capable of providing the maximum speed of the drone in 400 km \ h., If the duration of stay in the air up to 1,5 hours.


Specifications Taylorcraft LBT-1.


  • Length: 7,67 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11 m .;
  • Height: 2,04 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1785 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 385 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 600 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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