Northrop Grumman Firebird

Northrop Grumman Firebird

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Northrop Grumman Firebird is an intelligence gathering aircraft designed by Northrop Grumman's Scaled Composites design shop which can be flown remotely or by a pilot. It was unveiled on May 9, 2011. It was first flown in February 2011 and is considered to be an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV). One of the last aircraft designs overseen by Burt Rutan, who retired in April 2011, Firebird is a medium-altitude long-endurance aircraft designed to fly up to 40 hours at a top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h) at an altitude of 30,000 feet (9,100 m). The twin tailed aircraft has a pusher configuration and a long slender wing. It has a wingspan of 65 feet (20 m), a length of 34 feet (10 m), a height of 9.7 feet (3.0 m) and a payload capacity of 1,240 pounds (560 kg). It is powered by a Lycoming TEO-540 engine and has a maximum take off weight of 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg).[7] The aircraft has hardpoints to carry weapons, though it is currently unarmed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Tort
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136267195
  • 9786136267197