Published On: Thu, Sep 28th, 2017

WATCH: Kalashnikov Unveil Manned Flying Device

The Russian weapons firm Kalashnikov new development designed to put it at the forefront of military technology: a flying motorcycle.

 

The Russian weapons giant Kalashnikov is considered to be the most famous light weapons manufacturer in the world; Its AK47 and AK74 rifles appear in almost every combat scene and every action movie or video game. The company has now unveiled a new development designed to put it at the forefront of military technology: a flying motorcycle.

Kalashnikov’s motorcycle has 16 propellers and an electric motor that can carry soldiers to the battle and evacuate the wounded. The company may also develop a civil version that can compete with Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk.

This is a small, lightweight design based on 16 propellers and electric propulsion. It was demonstrated this week at the Kalashnikov plants in Russia, but no data were reported on maximum capacity, range or carrying capacity.

 

 

 

Kalashnikov’s design is different from the already exposed flying motorcycles, such as the Kitty Hawk developed by Larry Page, the founder of Google. The Russian motorcycle relies on a multitude of propellers, small and not on two large ones, which can reduce noise and aid in more precise maneuvering.

Kalashnikov would designate this motorcycle for military applications – and quite a few armies could benefit from it. Such a tool would be able to deliver ammunition to small forces on the front, evacuate the wounded and even carry out armed front reconnaissance missions currently being carried out by helicopters.

 

 

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The electric drive will significantly reduce the operation of the device, although it will limit its range and carrying capacity. It probably will not carry a heavier armament than a machine gun or a grenade launcher. Kalashnikov is also expected to build an autonomous edition that will carry more cargo without the weight of the human operator. Such a weapon could also function in environments damaged by chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.

Kalashnikov is also expected to build an autonomous edition that will carry more cargo without the weight of the human operator. Such a weapon could also function in environments damaged by chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.

It is not inconceivable that Kalashnikov will also develop a civilian version of the motorcycle; Alongside the famous assault rifles and drones, the Kalashnikov Group also produces civilian boats and yachts and additional equipment for the private sector.

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