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Pioneer RQ-2

Pioneer RQ-2

The aircraft Pioneer RQ-2 is an unmanned reconnaissance vehicle, which was made by the American company Pioneer UAV. The reason was the increased interest in the creation of the US Navy to guide unmanned, after executing military operations in Libya, Lebanon and Grenada. First of all they were interested in reconnaissance vehicles that could carry out surveillance and to be adjusted to provide fire support.

By virtue of this program has been proposed for the development of a new manufacturing unit for unmanned sea-based. To perform the tasks was signed an agreement with Pioneer, which should produce the aircraft under the designation RQ-2. As the power plant was used a two-stroke gasoline engine. The first finished model was able to take to the air in the winter 1985 years. After finishing the test and the car began to be mass-produced with a 86-year. The first production models entered the army in 1986 year, namely at the disposal of the battleship Iowa. The following year, three sets of UAV Pioneer RQ-2 were delivered to the Marines Corps.

For transportation complex used car chassis LHA. Baptism of fire of aircraft occurred in the operation "Desert Storm", here Pioneer RQ-2 completed more than three hundred missions, performing combat missions. In operation this year 2000 drone proceeded only on ships Marines.

Pioneer RQ-2. Characteristics:



Modification RQ-2
Wingspan, m 5.15
Aircraft Length m 4.27
Weight, kg 189
engine's type 1 AP
Power, hp X 1 26
Maximum speed km / h 176
Flight distance, km 185
Flight duration, h  
Practical ceiling, m 4572

 

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