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Posted: 11/01/2007

The A-67 Dragon Fact Sheet
copyright 2006 - US Aircraft Corp

Unique Technologies and Capabilities
  • Lightweight armor design using leading-edge polymer, ceramic and metalstechnology
  • Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68 turboprop engine, rated at 1,600 shp (shafthorsepower) allows an armament payload exceeding 3,600 lbs. (1630 kg)
  • Durable mission-driven design for hostile environments and off-runway use
  • Can achieve 11 hours of loiter on target on internal fuel and air speeds rangingfrom 85 to 370 knots
Survivability
  • Redundancy of systems
  • No hydraulic systems
  • Armor-protected engine and cockpit
  • Self-sealing tanks, fire-blocking foam
  • Protected routing of cables, lines and push tubes
  • Designed to withstand small arms fire
  • Whole aircraft ballistic parachute recovery system
Maintainability
  • Easy access to all parts and controls
  • Simple mechanical controls to flight surface
  • Plug and play avionics
  • Commercial off-the-shelf-based components



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