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Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose. Specifications. A photo.
Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose. Specifications. A photo.

Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose. Specifications. A photo.


Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose - US military drone aircraft designed in 1957, the company «Fairchild».


Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goosea photo


Design UAV model Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose started by US aircraft manufacturers of the company «Fairchild» in the first half 50-ies. The beginning of works in this direction was initiated US military command, which was in need of drones, which would be able to use mobile as a target, for example, in tests of new weapons systems, to be used as a means of simulating the enemy, and others. The new device is given a broad introduction in the Armed Forces of the United States, moreover, it was expected that the unmanned aerial vehicle will be quite effective and, therefore, very promising.

The first test tests unmanned aerial vehicle model Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose been in 1957 year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped with the first set goals, work to improve the drone continued, however, due to the fact that over time the cost of the project greatly increased, mass production of these unmanned air assets deployed was not.

UAV model Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose has a sufficiently large size of its fuselage - with a wingspan in meters 7 44 centimeters, the drone has a length in meters 10 21 centimeter, which naturally caused difficulties in the operation of unmanned vehicles.

Powerplant UAV Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose presented a solid rocket motor that creates cravings to 222 kN, which allows the device to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 870 km \ h., While the operating range drone action is 7681 km.

Subsequently, guided missiles were created on the basis of the unmanned device, providing the ability to engage targets at long range.


Specifications Fairchild SM-73 Bull Goose.


  • Length: 10,21 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,44 m .;
  • Height: 2,16 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4060 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 800 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 870 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 7681 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 15200 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 222 kN.



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