Xiang Long. Specifications. A photo.
Xiang Long - Chinese military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed by «Chengdu Aircraft Corporation» Corporation.
Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle models Xiang Long is designed for high-altitude reconnaissance, while, the drone can also be used to perform tasks related to the implementation of observation and patrol work, performing special missions, etc. This device is a high-tech unmanned aerial vehicle, which began to be developed in the early 2000-ies, at the same time the Chinese corporation «Chengdu Aircraft Corporation» had to spend a lot of time and financial resources for the implementation of this project, which is still able to receive approval from the military command.
UAVXiang Long Photo
The first flight of an unmanned air vehicle model Xiang Long held in 2009 year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped with all the tasks, the project received further support, in particular, in the near future it is planned to manufacture at least 5 aircrafts of this model.
Drone Xiang Long has a very impressive dimensions, comparable with large aircraft, particularly when the device length in 14,3 meters, wingspan of UAV is 25 meters. Despite this fact, the design of an unmanned aircraft was carried out with the use of "stealth" technology and therefore, the air cleaner has low visibility to radar equipment.
Powerplant drone Xiang Long presented a jet engine, which is able to overclock the device to a top speed of 870 km \ h., While the maximum range of the device of flight of 7 thousand kilometers.
Specifications Xiang Long
- Length: 14,3 m .;
- Wingspan: 25 m .;
- Height: 5,4 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 7500 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 750 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 870 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 7000 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 18300 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Jet;
- Powerplant: unknown;
- Power: unknown.
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