Lightweight Assault ARBALEST

Lightweight Assault ARBALEST

The design of this aircraft was designed by students in the competition in 2002 «Ikelos», conducted by NASA. The main feature of this aircraft is very small takeoff and landing. In addition, a small fuel consumption makes it possible to get a huge range and a long time loitering. The aircraft has a rather massive arms.

Lightweight Assault ARBALEST

While not specify what will arm the aircraft. But in the front of the fuselage designed space for installation 12.7 mm, 8.58 mm, 7.62 mm or 5.56 mm machine guns. It also can be set 40-mm setting for firing grenades. In the firing point at the center of the fuselage can be installed more serious weapon — or 30 mm cannon M230, or M197 20mm Vulcan cannon. On the wings of the aircraft foreseen two places for mounting missiles and bombs.

 Lightweight Assault ARBALEST

Lightweight Assault ARBALEST

Its title plane bought from the medieval crossbow is a weapon he recalls his own form. Their exceptional flying characteristics this aircraft was due to the unique wing-box. In addition, innovatorskim is used in this airplane wings a narrow section. Another feature of this project is turning engines, it is made to further reduce the takeoff roll.

Lightweight Assault ARBALEST

Also in this plane, in his rear, there is a small cargo compartment volume of 3.5 cubic meters. This compartment will be quite enough in order to put it in a stretcher with a wounded soldier.
All these technical characteristics of aircraft make for a tremendous ability to implementation. For example, kutsee distance necessary «Crossbow» for planting (up to 50 m), allows the use of the aircraft not only in the Army and the Navy.
TTX:

Crew: 2 persons
Wing length: 9.5 m
Wingspan: 11.5 m
Wing Area: 28 m2
Takeoff weight: 1,200 kg
Powerplant: Engine Turboprop (PT6A-68A or similar)
The highest speed: 380 km / h
Cruising speed: 280 km / h
Range: 700 km.
Practical ceiling: 15,000 m
Takeoff and landing distance: less than 50 m

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