Northrop AQM-35 was an American supersonic unmanned aircraft, developed in the year 1956 by the Northrop Corporation╗ Corporation. The design of the Northrop AQM-35 unmanned aerial vehicle was launched by American aircraft manufacturers and experts in the field of aerospace technology in the first half of the 50-ies of the last century. The new drone was intended for use in the military sphere, and could be used as a fast-moving air target, for example, in training military personnel to combat enemy aircraft, and also for testing new weapons systems. Despite the fact that the device for its era was very promising, the project of this UAV was quite low popularity - the entire production period built only 25 drones.
The first flight tests of the model Northrop AQM-35 unmanned aircraft were held in January 1956 years. Because the drone successfully coped with the tasks, the project was put into production, and since the middle of the same year, the first drones were sent to the US Army weaponry. The Northrop AQM-35 was permanently withdrawn from service in the mid-1960s.
Powerplant UAV Northrop AQM-35 represented by one jet engine, which is able to develop traction in 8,1 kN. (Depending on version and the version of the device) that allows unmanned aerial vehicles to reach a maximum speed of flight in 1650 km/h. Over the entire period of production, the American engineers had created and built several different versions of the drones:
|Maximum takeoff weight||1800 kg.|
|Cruising flight speed||900 km \ h.|
|Maximum flight speed||1650 km \ h.|
|Maximum flight distance||150 km.|
|Maximum flight height||18000 m|
|aircraft engine Type||Jet;|
|Power plant||Westinghouse XJ81-WE-3|
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