Temco XKDT Teal. Specifications. A photo.
Temco XKDT Teal. Specifications. A photo.

Temco XKDT Teal. Specifications. A photo.


Temco XKDT Teal - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1957, the company «Temco Aircraft».


Temco XKDT Teal photo


The work related to the design of the Temco XKDT Teal unmanned aerial vehicle was deployed by US aerospace experts in the first half of the 50-ies of the last century. This aircraft was intended for military operation, however, for a number of reasons, the operational capabilities of the drone were seriously limited, in particular, the UAV Temco XKDT Teal is positioned as an air target, which allows testing new anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile systems, however, despite this fact , The project proved to be quite promising, and although the production of the drone was short, later, a number of unmanned aerial vehicles were created on its basis.

The unmanned aerial vehicle of the Temco XKDT Teal model made its first flight in September 1957, and due to the fact that all tests were successfully completed, the project was sent for technical revision, and subsequently was also launched into mass production.

Unmanned aerial means Temco XKDT Teal has a sufficiently compact size - with its length in 3 meter 61 centimeter, the device has a wing span in 1 meter 50 centimeters, however, despite the fairly compact size, drone has a relatively large mass, given that the launch device carries directly with the aircraft, which, however, does not reduce the effectiveness of the use of drones.

Powerplant UAV Temco XKDT Teal represented by two solid rocket motors, one of which acts as a booster, acting at the same time only about 3,8 seconds, while the other works during 480 seconds and allows you to control the UAV flight path.


Specifications Temco XKDT Teal.


  • Length: 3,61 m .;
  • Wingspan: 1,5 m .;
  • Height: 1,5 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 159 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 850 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 980 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 15000 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: rocket;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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