SAGEM Crecerelle

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Introduction
The Sagem Crecerelle (“Kestrel”) is a reconnaissance UAV developed in France in the 1990s, based on the Meggitt Banshee target drone.

Its configuration is much like that of the Banshee, with a pusher prop, a clipped delta wing, and a single tailfin, though its fuselage is more cylindrical. It is powered by a 20 kW (26 hp) rotary engine and has no landing gear, being recovered by parachute and airbags.

The Crecerelle saw action with French forces during the Kosovo campaign in 1999. Meggitt sells much the same machine as the Spectre.

Specs
Powerplant: 1 × WAE 342, 19 kW (25 hp)

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Crecerelle2.43.30.712024053100

Manufacturer
CountryNameHeadquartersURL
FranceDassault-SagemParishttp://www.sagem-ds.com/