Silver Arrow Micro-V

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Micro-V, Mini-V
Role Reconnaissance UAV
National origin Israel
Manufacturer Elbit Systems
First flight 1989

The Silver Arrow Mini-V (originally named the Micro-V) is a small reconnaissance UAV developed in Israel in the 1990s.

It is powered by twin 3 kW (4 horsepower) piston engines, one in a nacelle on each wing driving a pusher propeller. It has no landing gear. The Micro-V appears to be too small to carry a full sensor turret, carrying a miniaturized imager in a transparent section built into the middle of its fuselage.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Unmanned Aerial Directory: Part 1[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: None
  • Capacity: 8 kg (18 lb) payload
  • Length: 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 3.60 m (11 ft 9¾ in)
  • Height: 0.57 m (1 ft 10½ in)
  • Empty weight: 27 kg (60 lb)
  • Gross weight: 45.5 kg (100 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × piston engines, 3 kW (4 hp) each each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 204 km/h (127 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 93 km/h (58 mph)
  • Endurance: 5 hours
  • Service ceiling: 4,600 m (15,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munson Air International July 1996, p. 46.

This article contains material that originally came from the web article Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Greg Goebel, which exists in the Public Domain.