(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Sea Scout production variant)
1 x Rolls-Royce 250-C20 engine developing 420 horsepower driving a four-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.
(213 kph | 115 kts)
(6,100 m | 4 mi)
(1,500 km | 2,778 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
OPTIONAL, PROPOSED (MQ-8B Model):
"Hellfire" Anti-Tank Guided-Missiles (ATGMs), "Viper" Strike laser-guided drop bombs, Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKW) , Laser-Guided Folding Fin Rocket (FFR) rocket pods, machine gun pods, and cannon pods.
Up to 600lb of externally-held payload or ordnance.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
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 (132mph).
Graph average of 113 miles-per-hour.
Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Sea Scout operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective aerial campaigns / operations / aviation periods.