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In China, tested a new heavy three-engine drone

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In China, tested a new heavy three-engine drone

China has tested the latest heavy three-engine unmanned aerial vehicle. The tests took place at one of the airfields in the south-west of the country on January 16 this year. This is reported by Chinese media.


According to the publication, the drone was developed by the Chinese company Tengoen Technology (also known as Tengdun), founded in 2016. Moreover, this is the second drone developed by the company, earlier it launched into mass production the heavy UAV TB-001 Scorpion.

The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built on a two-fuselage scheme. The wingspan is 20 m, length - 10, height - 3,3 m. The maximum take-off weight reaches 3200 kg, while the drone can carry a payload of over one and a half tons.

According to the declared characteristics, the maximum drone speed is more than 300 km / h, the maximum ceiling is 9,5 km, and the flight duration is at least 35 hours. For take-off of a drone with maximum load, a runway less than 500 meters long is required.


According to the developers, this drone was originally developed for civilian use, but the Chinese military has already paid attention to it. The drone can be used to perform a wide range of military tasks.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 18 January 2020 14: 10
    +2
    while the drone can carry a payload weighing more than one and a half tons.
    Well, how many explosive and murderous things can you hang on it?
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 18 January 2020 14: 18
      +5
      The Chinese are developing very fast what . Intelligence, seen at the level of working.
      Quote: svp67
      Well, how many explosive and murderous things can you hang on it?

      Why, the supply of the "front edge" without the participation of crews. The runway is less than 500 m. You can land on any track.
      1. svp67
        svp67 18 January 2020 16: 20
        0
        Quote: LiSiCyn
        Why, the supply of the "front edge" without the participation of crews.

        For this
        flight duration - not less than 35 hours.
        clearly unnecessary characteristic, and a helicopter UAV is better to use
        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 18 January 2020 17: 01
          +7
          Quote: svp67
          flight duration - not less than 35 hours.

          This suggests that there can be many flights without service.
          Quote: svp67
          Yes, and a helicopter UAV is better to use

          I agree the "turntable" is easier with platforms. But the delivery speed is slower. And roominess, too.
          In general, there are plenty of use cases, there would be a base.
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 18 January 2020 15: 34
      +10
      I have vague doubts. With a weight of 3,2 tons - a payload of 1,5 tons. What's left for fuel, glider, etc.? Three engines definitely "eat" well.
      1. Oquzyurd
        Oquzyurd 18 January 2020 16: 48
        +1
        "With a weight of 3,2 tons - a payload of 1,5 tons" This is impossible. With a total weight of 3.2 tons, the payload cannot be more than 700-800 kg, especially since there are 3 engines.
        1. BARKAS
          BARKAS 18 January 2020 17: 25
          0
          Fuel could be counted as part of the payload.
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 18 January 2020 17: 30
            0
            Since when did fuel begin to be considered a payload? These are two mutually exclusive elements. You can take more than one, but you will have to sacrifice others. The Chinese obviously lied, and quite a bit.
            1. hydrox
              hydrox 19 January 2020 04: 58
              +1
              So, it’s also 35 hours in the air - some extraordinary characteristics of the device!
              Percussion, cargo or reconnaissance device?
              1. svp67
                svp67 19 January 2020 09: 00
                +2
                Quote: hydrox
                Percussion, cargo or reconnaissance device?

                "Chinese" laughing
              2. xGibSoNx
                xGibSoNx 19 January 2020 21: 12
                -3
                Strategic-purpose cargo, shock reconnaissance UAV of China's intergalactic fleet!
        2. The comment was deleted.
    3. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 18 January 2020 16: 17
      0
      The Turkish drone "Akinci" is more realistic in terms of performance characteristics, more beautiful, and technically better equipped, from equipment to weapons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkHQvxJv31E
      1. svp67
        svp67 18 January 2020 16: 22
        +1
        Quote: Oquzyurd
        The Turkish drone "Akinci" is more real in terms of performance characteristics, more beautiful, and technically better equipped, from equipment to weapons

        With one clarification, the engines on it are already considered "Chinese" ... and this can change a lot
        1. Oquzyurd
          Oquzyurd 18 January 2020 16: 39
          0
          2 days ago, the Turks launched their engines on a series. Soon drones from the Bayraktar series (Bayraktar-TB2 and Akinci from Baykar) and Anka (Anka and Aksungur from TAI) will mainly fly on local engines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCu70Of3y2Y
          I add that they say that they can, if necessary, allow engines for different UAVs in different weight categories.
        2. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 18 January 2020 17: 32
          +1
          The engines on it can be "Motor Sich". It has already been installed on "Bayraktar" and is being tested. There was a Turkish delegation - they walked around the plant, looked at what was agreed upon.
    4. shinobi
      shinobi 19 January 2020 01: 36
      0
      Yes, in general, it’s not very much by modern standards. For reconnaissance, yes, it’s very good. For targeted attacks, like the American ones where there is no air defense as a concept. For something serious, in my uninformed opinion, strike UAVs are generally of little use. It’s rather
      weapon of terror.
  2. Gardamir
    Gardamir 18 January 2020 14: 10
    +9
    Just think experienced, it is now not fashionable. We must promise to launch it by 2030, and then promise the promise, but the people are so happy.
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 18 January 2020 14: 14
      +12
      You do not confuse China with Russia. There, for such promises, the official will be drowned in a sewer.
      1. Livonetc
        Livonetc 18 January 2020 14: 26
        0
        No connection.
        This is a real project of a commercial company engaged in development and production.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 18 January 2020 15: 22
          +3
          Say no? Chubais would have his head cut off there every day with his Rusnano! wink
      2. D16
        D16 19 January 2020 09: 06
        0
        You do not confuse China with Russia. There, for such promises, the official will be drowned in a sewer.

        Something for the ARJ-21 has not yet drowned anyone. However, for the C-919 it’s also time to drown someone:
        https://www.aex.ru/news/2020/1/17/207225/ laughing
  3. Piramidon
    Piramidon 18 January 2020 14: 14
    +3
    The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built on a two-fuselage scheme. The wingspan is 20 m, length - 10, height - 3,3 m.

    If this trend towards the enlargement of drones continues, I won’t be surprised to see, over time, a strategic strike drone comparable to the Tu-95 and B-52. winked
    1. Gardamir
      Gardamir 18 January 2020 14: 17
      +1
      Rather, it is a tendency to replace all dense aircraft with unmanned aerial vehicles.
  4. Old26
    Old26 18 January 2020 14: 19
    +11
    The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built on a two-fuselage scheme.

    And maybe still according to the "two-beam scheme", and not "two-fuselage" ??
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 18 January 2020 14: 41
      -6
      Quote: Old26
      And maybe still according to the "two-beam scheme", and not "two-fuselage" ??

      Do not find fault with the little things that are constantly characteristic of non-professional bloggers. After all, both you and everyone here perfectly understood what was at stake.
  5. Malevich
    Malevich 18 January 2020 14: 21
    -1
    What kind of authoritative Chinese publication is there, I suppose, I often hear links to a certain SOHU. It would be interesting to see in their publications about this drone:
    1. Did they promise his appearance or simply confronted a fait accompli?
    2. If its appearance was announced in advance, did it meet the stated deadline?
    3. Anyway, read the Chinese comments on this issue, who are they looking at as leaders and outsiders in this matter?
    1. nm76
      nm76 18 January 2020 14: 24
      +2
      Legislators of fashion in terms of unmanned aerial vehicles Israel and the United States, so if there is a comparison, then not with us)))
      1. zyablik.olga
        zyablik.olga 18 January 2020 14: 42
        +3
        Quote: nm76
        Trendsetters in terms of unmanned aerial vehicles Israel and the United States

        The Chinese have far surpassed the Israelis in many ways.
        Chinese jet drones
        https://topwar.ru/163725-kitajskie-bespilotnye-letatelnye-apparaty-s-reaktivnymi-dvigateljami.html
        1. Zeev Zeev
          Zeev Zeev 18 January 2020 15: 50
          -4
          When the Chinese begin to sell their UAVs to Russia, the USA and the EU, but let's talk about how they overtook Israel.
  6. Dikson
    Dikson 18 January 2020 14: 28
    -2
    Well, a Chinese even looks like an airplane, not a plywood box, like some products of our UAV builders ...
  7. Last centurion
    Last centurion 18 January 2020 14: 30
    +2
    the future is for drones - no need to carry the carcass of the pilot, the cockpit, and everything related to life support. and this is an overdrive of useless mass. certainly in agriculture and the transportation of goods for sure
  8. Old26
    Old26 18 January 2020 14: 55
    +10
    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: Old26
    And maybe still according to the "two-beam scheme", and not "two-fuselage" ??

    Do not find fault with the little things that are constantly characteristic of non-professional bloggers. After all, both you and everyone here perfectly understood what was at stake.

    I don’t find fault, Stepan. These are not trifles. And you perfectly understand that these are two different aerodynamic schemes. For many, it doesn’t matter at all that the two-beam scheme is the two-fuselage one. But the resource is still military-technical, and implies at least accuracy in the definitions.
    1. Magog
      Magog 18 January 2020 20: 11
      +2
      I agree with Vladimir. In the case when it is necessary to place special emphasis on the "two-body" scheme, and the concepts are blurred - what to do? Here someone made remarks about "digit" and "number": the same vague concept is found everywhere and even in scientific literature. It annoys me. "Zero" and "zero" - where is the number (icon), and where is the number? "Order" instead of "about", "approximately", "approximately", ... - the concept of school mathematics (8th grade) "order of a real number" has been forgotten. Etc. I would like to preserve the culture of our language and concepts!
  9. knn54
    knn54 18 January 2020 14: 56
    +2
    TODAY, Chinese developers and industry are able to create and mass-produce ALL types of drones. In operation (including outside the PRC) more than a hundred aircraft.
  10. Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk 18 January 2020 16: 05
    +1
    = The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built according to the two-fuselage scheme. =
    Well, where are the two fuselages? Two tail booms - yes, but not two fuselages.
  11. Angrybeard
    Angrybeard 18 January 2020 16: 05
    +1
    I wonder why until now such drones do not carry parcels, mail, fresh fruit, say to the Far North. In theory, this is much cheaper than conventional air delivery, namely it is used, and from there on small settlements by rivers in the summer, by road in winter. UAV eats less, does not require insurance salaries for 2-3 pilots, etc. And for smaller settlements, smaller drones can be used, on the scheme of the convection plane, all the more such are being developed. And not a helicopter on the tundra.
    1. Tibidokh
      Tibidokh 18 January 2020 16: 25
      -2
      And they forgot about the airships ...
    2. Mityay65
      Mityay65 18 January 2020 16: 34
      +1
      Quote: Angrybeard
      why so far such drones do not carry parcels, mail, fresh fruit, say to the Far North.

      Why only to the Far North? Now there are, and not the first year, the development of drone delivery of goods from Pyaterochka, mail, spare parts, etc. Certain progress has been made in this direction. The richest people on the planet invest a lot of money in these technologies. While it is up to the development of propulsion systems, energy storage and artificial intelligence.
      1. Angrybeard
        Angrybeard 18 January 2020 17: 25
        0
        Because delivering a drone with the same Amazon has already been worked out, it’s kind of like, they learned how to deliver pizza somewhere right on the lawn near the house, and this is not such a task, but I'm talking about a large board flight Krasnodar - the north with a load of fruits and vegetables there, fresh fish and venison to Moscow on a return flight. I saw a plot where blackened bananas cost some basic money in northern stores, because apparently the transport logistics included both an airplane and a helicopter
  12. Saxahorse
    Saxahorse 18 January 2020 22: 25
    -1
    A completely useless trough. Apparently another Chinese company is trying to get a piece of government procurement. Three engines, and even screw ones, is an obvious huge minus. The Chinese are full of much more interesting UAVs.
    1. Dikson
      Dikson 19 January 2020 07: 36
      0
      Minus, you say? Huge? With a takeoff weight of 3200 - more than 1500 payload? Such a good minus ...
      1. Saxahorse
        Saxahorse 19 January 2020 18: 36
        0
        And what does the load have to do with it? The airship will lift even more. An UAV is a consumable; China has a CH-4 and Wing Loong (aka Pterodactyl) as a strike, and Chengdu Xianglong, an impressive analogue of the US RQ-4 Global Hawk, is a long-range reconnaissance aircraft.
        Take-off weight 7500 kg
        Top speed 750 km / h
        Flight altitude 18 300 m
        Flight range up to 7000 km

        And how does the new three-engine shine in comparison with them? Cost of operation?
        1. xGibSoNx
          xGibSoNx 19 January 2020 21: 15
          -2
          Chengdu Xianglong, an impressive analogue of the state-owned RQ-4 Global Hawk
          Let's clarify! Paper! For he did not fly further than polygons.
  13. Chingachguk
    Chingachguk 18 January 2020 22: 37
    -1
    In tse toy !!!!! Well this is the skills of contraband fat can be taken !!!!