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NSRDC BQM-108. Specifications. A photo.
NSRDC BQM-108. Specifications. A photo.

NSRDC BQM-108. Specifications. A photo.


NSRDC BQM-108 - an experimental US military drone, designed in 1976, the company «Naval Weapons Center».

Design of unmanned air vehicle model NSRDC BQM-108 American specialists began in the first half 70-ies of the last century. The device was used by US armed forces as a reconnaissance drone, however, as in aerospace technology specialists did not have enough experience in the development of unmanned vertical take-off and landing, the project was originally worn only experimental purpose. Subsequently, due to the fact that a series of tests drone NSRDC BQM-108 has failed, and the project was shut down altogether, but in the future, many other models of unmanned aerial vehicles have been implemented based on it.

The aircraft NSRDC BQM-108 underwent its first test trials in September 1976 years, however, due to the fact that they were failures, work on the project continued, however, after the subsequent tests, the drone was also unable to prove itself, as a consequence, the project unmanned air tool was officially closed.

Despite the fact that the drone NSRDC BQM-108 was designed in the early 70-ies, the device has a rather compact dimensions of its fuselage - at length in 3 meters 58 centimeters, unmanned vehicle has a wingspan in 2 meters 21 centimeter.

Powerplant UAV NSRDC BQM-108 represented by one turbojet brand Teledyne CAE YJ402-CA-400, which is having a thrust in 2,9 kN, is able to overclock the device to the maximum airspeed in 645 km \ h., While the duration of stay in the air this drone limited 30 minutes.


Specifications NSRDC BQM-108.


  • Length: 3,58 m .;
  • Wingspan: 2,21 m .;
  • Height: 0,7 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 254 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 645 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5100 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: Teledyne CAE YJ402-CA-400;
  • Power: 2,9 kN.



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