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Jun 29, 2011, 08:16 AM
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Kleinzieldrohne 85; Swiss Airforce


The Kleinzieldrohne 85 is used to train the gunners of the 35mm Oerlikon cannons in using their Gunking sight. The would try to acquire and track it, not shoot at it.

It was displayed at last weeks airshow in Duebendorf. Some aspects are quite interesting;

the structure is made from aluminium and is very solid
the launch catapult is integrated into the transporter
the packing case

A really simple drone, not much more then a very solid model plane. Range 2.5 km.

60 were bought in 1985, as of 2008 30 are still in use. Made by Farner Werken in Grenchen.
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Jun 29, 2011, 04:44 PM
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A lot of good detail found when the pictures are examined closely. Well thought out and appear to be well implemented. I learned some things just by looking at the pictures.

Jim H


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