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BQM-147 Dragon. Specifications. A photo.
BQM-147 Dragon. Specifications. A photo.

BQM-147 Dragon. Specifications. A photo.


BQM-147 Dragon - a multi-purpose military tactical unmanned aerial vehicle designed in 1986, the company «BAI Aerosystems».

Design of UAV models BQM-147 Dragon started by American specialists from the company «BAI Aerosystems» in the first half 80-ies of the last century. This aerial vehicle is intended to perform reconnaissance and positions of a potential enemy, patrol and observation work of the search operations, adjustments conducting artillery fire on enemy positions, management of military units and others. Taking into account the fact that its direct application drone BQM-147 Dragon was in 1986, the project was very promising and promising, in view of which adopted the US Army was delivered several dozen UAVs of this model.

For its versatility, the drone BQM-147 Dragon has relatively small dimensions, besides providing drone properties such as low profile, and a number of other advantages, in particular it is about mobility, high maneuverability and good aerodynamics. With a length of its fuselage in 1 62 meter centimeter wingspan BQM-147 Dragon unmanned aerial vehicles is 2 50 meters centimeters, which provides ease of use drone.

Due to the fact that the drone BQM-147 Dragon has a sufficiently large mass (the empty weight of the device is 25 kilos), the launch of the drone is carried out by means of a special pneumatic catapult, while the process of planting carried out directly on the terrain.

Powerplant BQM-147 Dragon UAV submitted a piston engine, we are in the front part and allowing to develop traction in 9 hp, which in turn, makes it possible to perform flights at a maximum speed of 130 km \ h.


Specifications BQM-147 Dragon.


  • Length: 1,62 m .;
  • Wingspan: 2,5 m .;
  • Height: 0,4 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 43 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 110 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 130 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 50 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3000 m.
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 9 hp



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