China’s Wing Loong to debut at China Air show

2012-11-09 08:21:52 GMT2012-11-09 16:21:52(Beijing Time)  SINA English
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A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)A Wing Loong UAV is presented in the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2012. Produced by a Chengdu division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Wing Loong, or Pterodactyl, is powered by a 100hp turbocharged engine with max takeoff weight of over 1,100kg and the durability time of 20h. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)

By Yu Runze, Sina English

China Aviation Industry Corporation has released videos and pictures of the Wing Loong (Pterodactyl) for years, but this UAV is on display for an upcoming air show.

Wing Loong weighs 1.1 tons, has a 14 meter (46 feet) wingspan, and is 9 meters long. It has max altitude of 5,300 meters and an endurance of over 20 hours.

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