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TAI Pelikan. Specifications. A photo.
TAI Pelikan. Specifications. A photo.

TAI Pelikan. Specifications. A photo.


TAI Pelikan - military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Turkish company «Turkish Aerospace Industries».


TAI Pelikan photo


Unmanned aerial vehicle model TAI Pelikan, also referred to as on the original acronym IHA-X2, developed specifically for use in the Armed Forces of Turkey. This unit has a high efficiency in terms of the tasks, which should include finding and gathering intelligence, conducting search operations, correction of artillery fire on the positions of a potential enemy, the implementation of the patrol and observation flights, and others.

UAV TAI Pelikan is equipped with two internal combustion engines brands Zenoah G38, that having two working cylinders, able to disperse the drone to a maximum airspeed in 120 km \ h., With one of the engines installed in front of the drone and performs pulling a role in the while the other is mounted in the tail part, and performs the pushing part, everything else that makes the drone highly maneuverable and effective in its operation. The effective range of the UAV TAI Pelikan action is relatively small and is only 50 kilometers, however, the drone can be in flight before 6 hours that fully satisfies the objectives pursued and objectives.

At the bottom of TAI Pelikan UAV mounted turret, which are electro-optical high-resolution camera capable of acting during the daylight hours, as well as an infrared camera, which provides the ability to conduct shooting in adverse conditions or the lack of visibility.

Operation drone TAI Pelikan continues to this day.


Specifications TAI Pelikan.


  • Length: 3 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,6 m .;
  • Height: 0,42 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 35 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 50 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 1600 m.
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Zenoah G38;
  • Power: unknown.



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