Bell Eagle Eye

Bell Eagle Eye

Bell Eagle Eye, Model 918, is a United States tiltrotor unmanned aerial vehicle that was offered as one of the competitors in the U.S. Navy’s VT-UAV (Vertical Takeoff – UAV) program.

Role : tiltrotor unmanned aerial vehicle
Manufacturer : Bell Helicopter
First flight : March 6, 1998
Status : Cancelled by USCG

Bell Eagle Eye Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 0
  • Length: 18 ft 3 in (5.56 m)
  • Wingspan: 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)
  • Main rotor diameter: 2× 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  • Main rotor area: 157 ft² (14.6 m²)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207D turboshaft, 641 hp (478 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 mph (360 km/h)
  • Endurance: 6 hours
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m)

Armament

  • 200 lb (91 kg) payload
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