Lockheed Martin Skunk Works - USA
Developed to operate in close proximity to active ground elements by way of a broad array of air-to-ground ordnance and munitions options.
SPECIAL-MISSION: SEARCH & RESCUE
Ability to locate and extract personnel from areas of potential harm or peril (i.e. downed airmen in the sea).
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Serving Special Forces / Special Operations elements and missions.
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
monoplane / shoulder-mounted / straight
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represents the most popular modern mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are mounted at the upper section of the fuselage, generally at the imaginary line intersecting the pilot's shoulders.
The planform involves use of basic, straight mainplane members.
FIXED-WING VARIANT: 1 x Hush Drive Electric motor driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
(80 kph | 43 knots)
(60 kph | 32 knots)
(+20 kph | 11 knots)
(4,600 m | 3 miles)
(650 km | 351 nm)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
None. Customizeable bay for variable mission equipment loads centered on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (50mph).
Graph average of 38 miles-per-hour.
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The three qualities reflected above are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
Compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian).