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Piper LBP. Specifications. A photo.
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Piper LBP. Specifications. A photo.

Piper LBP. Specifications. A photo.

 

Piper LBP - US drone aircraft designed in 1941, the American company «Piper Aircraft».

UAV model Piper LBP became projected at the beginning of the Second World War, and in essence, was a combat air vehicle, operated for pinpoint strikes on the positions of a potential enemy. In fact, the UAV is a glider carrying a load as one 1800 kilogram bomb, which provides the ability to inflict severe damage. Despite the fairly large destructiveness, the project was unable to achieve high efficiency in terms of its application, since the maximum flight range of this device was limited to a zone of direct visibility, and therefore speak of the application of precision strikes is problematic.

His first flight tests of an unmanned aerial vehicle Piper LBP been in 1942 year, however, despite the successful completion of all tests, the actual use of the drone was ineffective because there was a problem with the direction of the drone directly to enemy positions.

Unmanned aerial vehicle model Piper LBP has dimensions comparable to the size of small manned aircraft, in particular, when the length of the fuselage in the 8 76 meters centimeters, the drone has a wingspan in 10 meters.

The maximum speed of the unmanned air means Piper LBP is quite acceptable - when the dive, it can reach values ​​in 483 km \ h, whereas when moved in the horizontal plane is about 220 km \ h.. Given the amount of fuel and the possibility of planning, the drone can cover a distance of over distances of 200 kilometers, while the real effective flight range of this device is estimated at 25-30 kilometers.

Powerplant UAV Piper LBP represented by a single piston engine, are in the front part of the fuselage drone.

 

Specifications Piper LBP.

 

  • Length: 8,76 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Height: 1,6 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3130 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 200 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.

 

 

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