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Created by the Chinese University (BUAA) in the city of Beijing, which is engaged in raketo- and aircraft. The car was made after receiving several Chinese intelligence drones Americans who carried out prospecting in China at the end of 60-ies. They were models of UAVs AQM-34N, it was after a thorough study of this unit to Chinese designers have managed to create their own radio-controlled reconnaissance model WZ-5. Work on own apparatus began in 70-ies. Many persistence enabled designers to achieve truly great results, whereby in 1978 year UAVs WZ-5 was adopted by the Army of China.

Established machine had excellent flight characteristics and almost as good as the American counterpart. The total length of the unit almost reached 9 meters, and this is when wingspan in 9,7 meters. Take off with full tanks of fuel and related equipment could occur at the maximum weight in 1,7 tons, and it's not so little. In addition, the machine could go up to a height of 17,5 kilometers and reach speeds of flight 800 km / h. All this is made possible by using al powerful powerplant, which is represented by a single turbojet-engine capacity in 8,3 kN.

The main task of the device is to perform aerial photography and reconnaissance of enemy positions from the air. For high-quality performance of tasks in a car equipped with infrared sensors and cameras for shooting. Start the machine is carried out by the aircraft carrier, which acts modelY-8E. The first military application was made in 1979, with the conflict between Vietnam and China. Currently, unmanned machine WZ-5 army continues to operate in China.

BUAA WZ-5. Characteristics:

Modification WZ-5
Wingspan, m 9.76
Length m 8.97
Height, m 2.18
Weight, kg  
null 1060
fuel 620
payload 65
maximum take-off 1700
engine's type 1 TRD WP-11
Thrust, kN X 1 8.33
Maximum speed km / h 800
Range, km 2500
Flight duration, h 3
Practical ceiling, m 17500


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