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ZALA 421-08

Unmanned Micro-Air Vehicle (UMAV)

ZALA 421-08

Unmanned Micro-Air Vehicle (UMAV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The ZALA 421-08 series micro-UAV serves the Russian Armed Forces as a highly-portable air-based reconnaissance system.
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ORIGIN: Russia
YEAR: 2008
MANUFACTURER(S): ZALA Aero - Russia
PRODUCTION: 350
OPERATORS: Russia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the ZALA 421-08 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
LENGTH: 1.35 feet (0.41 meters)
WIDTH: 2.62 feet (0.8 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 2 pounds (1 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 4 pounds (2 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Electric engine driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
SPEED (MAX): 93 miles-per-hour (150 kilometers-per-hour; 81 knots)
RANGE: 9 miles (15 kilometers; 8 nautical miles)
CEILING: 11,811 feet (3,600 meters; 2.24 miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Mission payload restricted to cameras and sensor equipment.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• 421-08 - Base Series Designation






MEDIA







Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (93mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the ZALA 421-08's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
350
350

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.