Lockheed X-7. Specifications. A photo.
Lockheed X-7 - military pilot unmanned aerial vehicle designed to 1951 year «Lockheed Corporation» American corporation.
Lockheed X-7 photo
Design of unmanned air tool started by American designers and engineers in aerospace technology experts in late 40-ies. The new device is expected in the future be used as a controlled drone aircraft capable of destroying a potential enemy, used as a means to deal with the ground and water targets. In addition, the drone Lockheed X-7 should also serve as an air target for testing new air defense systems.
The first flight tests of an unmanned air vehicle model Lockheed X-7 were produced in April 1951 years, however, the drone had a large number of drawbacks, in view of which required a thorough revision of the device than the American scientists and engaged about a year. Due to the fact that the drone was exclusively experimental, mass production of drones has never been deployed, however, during the period at 1951 1960 year were built at least 8 copies of this device.
UAV Lockheed X-7 has quite impressive dimensions, in particular, for its entire length in 9,98 meter span of the wings of the device 3,66 meters, which is why the launch of the UAV is carried out directly from the aircraft.
Powerplant drone Lockheed X-7 presented solid rocket motor thrust in creating 467 kN that enables the system to accelerate to the maximum speed of its flight in 4600 km \ h.
Specifications Lockheed X-7.
- Length: 9,98 m .;
- Wingspan: 3,66 m .;
- Height: 2,1 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 3600 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 4000 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 4600 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 500 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 32320 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: rocket;
- Powerplant: X202-C3;
- Power: 467 kN.
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