Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila. Specifications. A photo.
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila - unmanned aerial vehicle for military use, designed in 1983, the company «Lockheed».
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquilaa photo
The first stage of the design of an unmanned air vehicle model Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila was deployed by US experts in the field of aerospace technology at the end of 70-ies of the last century. The new device is intended to operate as a radio-controlled target for developing anti-aircraft defense, as well as for testing missile systems and air defense systems. Despite the relatively narrow scope of the unmanned air tools, project UAV Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila was quite promising, as evidenced by the fact that the operation of the drones was conducted over a long enough period.
Drone Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila has made its first flight in 1983 year, however, due to the fact that the system used here were imperfect, work to improve aircraft performance parameters of unmanned air assets continued, and within a few months after the final testing, the project was put into production.
Unmanned vehicle model Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila has a sufficiently small size - with its length in meters 2 8 centimeters wing span UAV is 3 89 meters centimeters, which enables the system gives a good aerodynamics and high maneuverability.
As the power plant on the drone Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila used a piston engine with a capacity of 24 hp, which allows the device to develop the maximum allowable airspeed in 210 km \ h., While the maximum duration of the autonomous flight of this device is 3 hours .
Specifications Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila.
- Length: 2,08 m .;
- Wingspan: 3,89 m .;
- Height: 0,46 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 150 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 170 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 4500 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: unknown;
- Power: 24 hp
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