BQM-74E

BQM-74E

BQM-74E CHUKAR

Description

The BQM-74E Aerial Target is a recoverable, remote controlled, subsonic aerial target, capable of speeds up to Mach 0.86 and altitudes from 7.0 to 40,000 ft. The BQM-74E is propelled during flight by a single J400-WR-404 turbojet engine, which produces 240 pounds of thrust, at full throttle, at sea level. The BQM-74E is launched from a zero length ground launcher utilizing dual Jet Assisted Takeoff (JATO) bottles. When equipped with an air launch kit, the BQM-74E can be air launched from an F-16, Gulfstream (G-1) or DC-130A aircraft.

Specifications

Length:  155.47 inches
Wingspan: 69.4 inches 
Weight: 270.96 pounds
Speed:  513 KTAS (min alt) surface launch; 490 KTAS (min alt) air launch