Nord Aviation CT41. Specifications. A photo.
Nord Aviation CT41 - French military unmanned aerial vehicle manufactured with 1959, the company «Nord Aviation».
Nord Aviation CT41 photo
Design UAV Nord Aviation CT41 started by French specialists in the field of aerospace technology in 1957 year. As an initial basis, the engineers had used an unmanned aerial vehicle models Nord Aviation CT20, however, the drone Nord Aviation CT41 had much lower performance properties, however, this factor had a favorable effect on the cost of the UAV, which is why the interest in it was big enough.
The main purpose UAV Nord Aviation CT41 is to use as a target during the test class "surface-to-air" missiles. UAV is controlled by an operator located on the ground, and, the device itself is equipped with various functions allow to monitor not only the movement of the drone in the space, but also in fact. Manage his speed, direction of movement, maneuver, and others.
Official operation of Nord Aviation CT41 unmanned aerial vehicle launched the Air Force in France 1960 year, and a few years later, the operator of the drone became also the US Air force.
French military unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with the power plant includes two ramjet engine, which allows drone to develop tremendous speed, is up to 3290 km \ h. However, the maximum duration of the flight of the UAV is very limited and is only 14 minutes.
Specifications Nord Aviation CT41.
- Length: 9,8 m .;
- Wingspan: 3,72 m .;
- Height: 2,18 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2550 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 1060 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 3290 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 770 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 19800 m .;
- aircraft engine type: air-jet;
- Powerplant: Turbomeca Marboré II;
- Power: unknown.
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