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Checker is a multipurpose UAV, developed by the American company Northrop. The main purpose is to use the target type. For this drone equipped with turbojet engine with a thrust of Williams to 82 kgs. During takeoff drone uses two jet boosters that are suspended under the wings. As a control method established standard - radio. In addition to the US Air Force, several copies of the drone operated in the Israeli Air Force during the war, "Jon Kippur." Command designation assigned to them - Telem. They were used to identify objects of air defense, because of what Telem equipped with cameras. After the end of the war, UAVs have undergone extensive modernization, and the camera was replaced with a video camera.

Checker has small size, wingspan was 1,76 m, and the length of the entire apparatus does not exceed m 3,80. This takeoff weight drone was sufficiently sensitive (223 kg). This UAV can fly more than three thousand kilometers at a speed of 927 km / h, and the service ceiling greater than 4 km.

Checker. Characteristics:

Modification Checker
Wingspan, m 1.76
Length m 3.80
Height, m 0.71
Wing area, m2 4.20
Weight, kg  
null 106
takeoff 223
engine's type 1 TRD Williams
Thrust, kgf X 1 82
Maximum speed km / h 927
Flight distance, km 3200
Practical ceiling, m 4050


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