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Photos of the Day: The AirMule UAV flying donkey

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 9:09am
ECN Staff

Proving that looks aren’t everything, the AirMule UAV, developed by Israel’s Urban Aeronautics, is designed for cargo transport, medical evac, and troop supply missions.

See: Engineering Newswire 79: AirMule UAV is a flying donkey

The vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV was unveiled in 2008, completed its maiden flight in 2010, and is scheduled for deployment this year.

Powered by an Arriel 1D1 turboshaft engine, the AirMule has a maximum speed of 185 km/h, a flight ceiling of 3,657 m, and a maximum endurance of between two and four hours.

 

 

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