By Yefim Gordon
Книга Soviet/Russian Unmanned Aerial cars Soviet/Russian Unmanned Aerial automobiles Книги Вооружение Автор: Y.Gordon Год издания: 2005 Формат: pdf Издат.:Midland Страниц: 131 Размер: 107.99 ISBN: 1857801938 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Red superstar vol.20While Soviet wrestle airplane have got huge insurance, the numerous UAVs constructed within the Soviet Union and, extra lately, Russia stay unsung. however, it is a topic deserving cognizance. the 1st Soviet UAV to discover large-scale use used to be the La-17 built by means of the Lavochkin OKB, a fighter maker of worldwide battle II popularity; it got here in either objective drone and reconnaissance models. The Tupolev OKB, top identified for its heavy bombers and advertisement plane, additionally had a line of UAVs of various measurement. the 1st of those was once the Tu-123 Yastreb which begun lifestyles as a heavy cruise missile yet advanced right into a supersonic unmanned spyplane; the e-book additionally describes the Tu-141 Strizh (Swift), which back got here in reconnaissance and objective models, the Tu-243 Reys (Flight) and the most recent Tu-300 recce/strike UAV. The Yakovlev OKB's unmanned airplane also are coated, together with the Pchela (Bee) surveillance UAV which has visible operational use within the Chechen wars; point out is usually made up of UAVs and drones constructed by means of such businesses as Strela and the Moscow Aviation Institute. The e-book is richly illustrated with black-and-white and colour photographs, together with until-now unpublished ones, and line drawings.
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The '143' (Tu-143) in detail Type: Subsonic reconnaissance drone utilising a canard layout. The airframe is mostly of riveted metal construction and is largely made of D16 series duralumin alloys. Some structural elements are made of AMG-6 magnesium alloy; glassfibre reinforced plastic (GRP) honeycomb structures are also used. Top and above: This TU-143 was on show in the Moscow-Khodynka museum. The engine has been removed; note the non-standard parachute bay doors creating the false impression of an air intake at the fin root.