Russia’s Federal Government announced this week that they are continuing development on their “Cyclocar” prototype, with test flights set for 2022 and production by 2024. This hybrid-electric autonomous VTOL aircraft uses four cyclical propellers for propulsion and has room for six passengers, or a maximum payload capacity of 1,323 pounds. A miniature prototype weighing in at 140-pounds has successfully been tested. Read more for a video and additional information.
The full-sized version will measure 20.3 by 19.6 feet and have a maximum speed of 155 mph in the air, which should be fast enough to transport soldiers anywhere on the battlefield. On a full charge, expect a range of up to 311 miles, while a four fixed-wheeled landing gear design ensures maximum safety, as it allows the aircraft to safely touch down on surfaces with a 30-degree incline.
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