Hercules pneumatic launcher

Hercules pneumatic launcher

Capable of launching a 250 kg UAV-T at a speed of 50 metres per second and lighter targets at up to 60 metres per second. A low-pressure pneumatic system operating at up to 10 bar provides a smooth acceleration profile along the 16-metre folding launch rail. The launcher shuttle accepts a range of custom adapters for different UAV types.  A water brake systems halts the shuttle at the end of the launcher.

The installed dual compressors ensure that launch pressure is reached in as little as five minutes. A differential hydraulic drive system aids launcher manoeuvring at the launch site and independently-controlled hydraulic support legs provide a kneeling facility to allow a degree of levelling.


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