russian English French German italian spanish
Erco PQ-13 UAV target
other
Erco PQ-13 UAV target

Erco PQ-13 UAV target

UAV Erco PQ-13 is a multi-purpose machine, which was designed by the famous designer F. Wijk, he worked for the company Erco. The prototype was made in 30-ies of the last century, but did not fly to 1937, yet at the time it schiat a major breakthrough for the company and the designer in particular.

The machine is made in the scheme of a cantilever monoplane, which were located low wings. The whole structure of the fuselage was of metal and covered with canvas. The tail feathers and body were made with metal, and the tail is attached directly to the upper part of the body, it consisted of milk with keels and rudders guide. For the landing gear was used, consisting from three racks equipped with liquid-gas shock absorbers.

The most unusual design was the simplicity of dual control, which did not have pedals on the handlebars. The new control system Erco interconnected ailerons, nose wheel and rudders, it is possible to make turns on the ground and in the air using only the wheel. Elevators could be operated in the standard scheme.

Since 1940 and 1944 years 100 was made about these machines. First of all, they were used for the needs of the USAS. Previously used as aerial targets phones 415-C, which was soon replaced by the UAV Erco PQ-13.

The manufacture of Erco PQ-13 aircraft was discontinued with the outbreak of World War II, and after it was finished, production was again established. Since 1947 year, the Americans on the basis of the standard model have made modernized models. New vehicles were equipped with a more powerful engine on 75 and 85 horsepower. Also new machines were equipped with more powerful equipment. In total, 6 thousand of such targets were produced. In the end, Erco was bought by a more powerful company, Alon Inc, which received all the rights to further manufacture. This company made its corrections and improvements, and then in 1964, introduced an updated version with the designation A-2 Aircoupe.

Erco PQ-13 UAV target.Features:



Modification Model 415-C
Wingspan, m 9.14
Aircraft Length m 6.32
Height, m 1.80
Wing area, m2 13.25
Weight, kg  
empty aircraft 329
maximum take-off 572
engine's type 1 PD Continental A65-8
Power, hp X 1 65
Maximum speed km / h 188
cruising speed, km / h 152
Practical range, km 845
Practical ceiling, m 3962
Crew 2

 

Other UAVs

Aircraft

Comments

CAPTCHA
This question is to determine whether you are a human automated spam submissions.
upstairs