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Predator Wheel and Engine Cylinder
Lent by the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Predator Wheel and Engine Cylinder

Credit: Lent by the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Maker

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (Maker)

Physical Description

Predator tire and engine cylinder.

Specific History

This wheel and engine cylinder are from the first Predator, unmanned aerial vehicle, to fly over Afghanistan after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

General History

The General Atomics RQ-1A Predator is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle used by the US Military to observe enemies in dangerous areas without putting operators at risk. The Predator has also been equiped to fire Hellfire missiles in an offensive role. They can remain in the air for up to 40 hours at a maximum ceiling of 25,000 feet.


Keywords

Countries: Afghanistan, United States
State: California
War: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Services: Navy, Air Force
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