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Chengdu WZ-7 Xianglong ("Soaring Dragon") joined-wing UAV/UCAV

malipa

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Strange that the wingtips bend down during flight... Especially with it's high aspect ratio this shouldn't occur...
 

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malipa said:
Strange that the wingtips bend down during flight... Especially with it's high aspect ratio this shouldn't occur...
I think this is simply a mistake made by the arist ... to remember: It is not a real Image, but "only" a CG !!!
 

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Ok I totally fell for that one XD, it looks pretty real...
 

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The revised Xianglong 2 is designated WZ-7 and several are in service. Engine is thought to be an AI-222-25 of 2500kg thrust.

XiangLong-2.jpg XiangLong-2.jpgUAV Soaring Dragon II - officially in production + service.jpg185543ub0jb2qwiys3b2dd.jpgxianglong.jpg
 
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This is recent

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A beauty. Looks like they changed the nozzle. (Compare to pics on page one of this thread.)
 

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There's some debate if the original config actually flew or was just a mockup or RCS test model I think. The actual drone has a number of differences to that first version including twin vertical tails replacing the single tail.
 
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