Ukrainian fighters liquidated the Tu-141 "Swift" - BLPA, originally from the USSR

Tu-141 "Swift" - BLPA
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 12 2022 at 04:11 pm

Almost the size of an airplane. Armed Forces shot down Soviet drone

This was reported in the telegram channel Ukraine 24/7 News.

The footage shows that in the woods on the ground lies a huge aircraft with a broken cabin.

What is known about the downed drone Tu-141

Tu-141 "Swift" - a Soviet drone, produced at the Kharkiv Aircraft Plant of the USSR, was in service with the USSR Air Force.

The first prototype flew in December 1974. By 1989, the plant had produced a total of 152 UAVs.

  • Wingspan - 3.88 m, 
  • length - 14.3 m, 
  • height - 2.4 m, 
  • weight - 5370 kg. 
  • Maximum speed - 1110 km / h, 
  • practical ceiling - 6000 m, 
  • minimum flight altitude - 50 m, 
  • flight range - 1000 km.

Intended for reconnaissance to a depth of 400 km from the front line at transonic speeds.

Can detect air defense systems.

It was equipped with photo and infrared reconnaissance equipment, which allowed to use it under any conditions and at any time of the day.

The Tu-141 landed using a parachute system located in the tail.

Both the Russian and Ukrainian military have such drones. However, with one distinction.

On the Russian "Swifts" there are red stars, on the Ukrainian one they are either painted or the Ukrainian coat of arms is painted instead.

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