Boeing X-51 WaveRider. Specifications. A photo.
Boeing X-51 WaveRider - American unmanned hypersonic aircraft, designed in 2010, the company «Boeing».
Design of unmanned air vehicle model Boeing X-51 WaveRider started by American specialists in the field of aerospace technology and aerospace technology in the first half 2000-ies. The new device is an exceptional scientific and research interest, however, in the years of planning, the project has been so promising, is now based on it are created and other unmanned aerial vehicles.
A key feature of the unmanned air vehicle model Boeing X-51 WaveRider is its speed of movement, in particular, the drone can carry out flights at speeds of about 5600 km \ h., Which is five times the speed of sound. To realize this possibility was possible thanks to a special hypersonic engines, moreover, the cost of the drone was not much higher than the cost of a number of unpromising military projects, while the device is already interested and representatives of civil sphere, and representatives of the military sphere.
No less unusual feature of an unmanned air vehicle model Boeing X-51 WaveRider is its design, features small wingspan, but at the same time is very effective in terms of aerodynamics, and from a security point of view.
According to 2016 years, the company «Boeing» to issue four copies of the UAV, however, is currently a question of mass production of drones is not.
Specifications Boeing X-51 WaveRider.
- Length: 7,62 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 1,94 m .;
- Height: 1,5 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2500 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 2500 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 5600 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 740 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 21300 m .;
- aircraft engine type: unknown;
- Powerplant: unknown;
- Power: unknown.
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