Mirach 26

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Mirach 26
Role Reconnaissance UAV
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Galileo Avionica
Designer Meteor CAE, Galileo Avionica
First flight 1992

The Mirach 26 is a reconnaissance UAV developed in Italy during the 1990s, based on the Mirach 20 target drone. The initial work on the design was carried out by Meteor CAE before this company was absorbed by Galileo Avionica, than Selex ES (merged into Leonardo-Finmeccanica since 2016).

The Mirach 26 is of typical twin-boom pusher-prop battlefield surveillance UAV configuration. It is very similar to the older Mirach 20 in appearance but slightly bigger, the most visible difference being that the Mirach 26 has antenna disks on the top of the tailfins. It is powered by a 20 kW (26 hp) Sachs piston engine.


Specifications[edit]

Data from Unmanned Aircraft Directory[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: None
  • Capacity: 50 kg (110 lb) payload
  • Length: 4.00 m (13 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 4.73 m (15 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 1.27 m (4 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 3.0 m2 (32 sq ft)
  • Max takeoff weight: 408 kg (899 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Herbrandson Dyad 2-cylinder, 2-stroke piston engine, 19 kW (26 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
  • Range: 600 km (373 mi; 324 nmi)
  • Endurance: 4 hr
  • Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,500 ft)

References[edit]

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

  1. ^ Air International February 1992, p. 82.