Details of Chinese sea-skimming lethal drone prototype emerge

简氏:中国掠海杀伤性无人机原型细节出现

Date:2017-07-29 Source:Janes By:Globalmil Viewed:

 
Kelvin Wong - IHS Jane's Missiles & Rockets
28 July 2017
凯尔文·黄(Kelvin Wong)-《IHS简氏导弹和火箭》杂志
2017年7月28日
The CH-T1/Unmanned Ground Effect Air Vehicle demonstrator seen in flight during an undated demonstration. Source: Jane’s sources
CH-T1/无人地面效应飞行器验证机在一次未注明日期示范飞行过程中被看到。资料来源:简氏消息来源 
 
Jane’s sources have shed new light on a hitherto unseen anti-ship weapon/unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-like system – centred around a wing-in-ground-effect optimised airframe – that was initially circulated on Chinese internet discussion forums around May 2017 in a Mandarin language brochure with a redacted product designation.
据简氏消息来源一种前所未有的反舰武器/无人飞行器(UAV)-类似系统-以地面效应优化机身为中心,最初于2017年5月在一本官方语言手册中连同有编号产品名称在中国互联网论坛上传播。
 
Developed by defence prime China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's (CASC's) China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) subsidiary, the system has been given the product designation of CH-T1, although it is understood that the company prefers to identify it as the Ground Effect UAV (GEUAV) demonstrator.
由主要国防中国航天科技集团公司(CASC)附属的中国航天空气动力技术研究院(CAAA)发展,该系统被赋予了CH-T1的产品命名,但据了解,该公司倾向于将其认定为地面效应无人机(GEUAV)验证机。
 
The forward segment of the 5.8 m long GEUAV demonstrator is shaped like a conventional missile, with a cylindrical fuselage capped by an ogival nosecone where the radar seeker is located. Towards the rear is an unconventionally designed main body featuring two thick, long chord but short-span stubby wing structures running along the sides of its belly that combine to form a continuous wing-like undersurface. Two small outer wings can be found at the front of the main stub wings, along with upwards cranked V-tailfins at the rear that have an overall span of 3.8 m.
5.8米长的GEUAV验证机的前段形状像传统的导弹,圆柱体机身前部是一个尖鼻锥覆盖的雷达导引头。朝后是一个非常规设计的主机身,特点是是两个厚,长翼弦但小翼展短翼结构沿着机腹部两侧,结合形成连续的类似机翼状的机腹面。在主短翼的前部可以看到两个小外翼,后面有向上弯曲的V型尾翼,它的总长度为3.8米。
 
The air vehicle has a specified maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 3,000 kg – although the prototype weighed significantly less during trials as it only carried partial payloads and fuel loads – and achieves take-off via rocket assisted catapult launch. It can be powered by either a turbojet or turbofan engine, which enables it to travel at a maximum speed of Mach 0.65 (802 km/h) while cruising at terrain hugging altitudes of 1–6 m. The engine draws its air from an intake located on top of its main body to avoid ingesting sea spray during low level flight overwater.
该飞机的最大起飞重量(MTOW)为3000公斤,尽管原型在试验中的重量显着减少,因为它仅搭载部分有效载荷和燃油负载,并通过火箭辅助弹射器发射实现起飞。它可以由涡喷发动机或涡扇发动机提供动力,使其能够以最大马赫数为0.65(802 公里/小时)的速度飞行,同时在海拔1-6米紧随地形高度巡航。发动机从位于其机身顶部的进气口吸入空气,以避免在海上低水平飞行时吸入海水。

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