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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2015

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Sale A1215 Lot 1090

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NITROHAWK INDUSTRIES
A RARE REMOTE-CONTROLLED MILITARY-TYPE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE OR DRONE, MODEL 'NITROHAWK',
with an approximately 6ft. rotor diameter, a 3.5hp engine running on a nitrous mix, overall length of 69in. and a potential payload of approximately 25lbs., complete with its transit-case, controls for the required two man operation, digital camera and monitor, together with various cuttings, brochures and articles on the inventor and the machine, see notes below

Other Notes: The Nitrohawk U.A.V. was the brainchild of inventor Bob Channon, who saw the need for a stable aerial platform for military and other observation work. It was the worlds first successful U.A.V to overcome the difficulties of being able to hover vibration free at any height within its working parameters. Unofficially adopted by UK Special Forces together with organisations such as the Fire Brigade, the machine is capable of filming a cigarette butt at a range of 1000 metres, larger objects up to 30 kilometres. Unlike the later multi-rotor devices prevalent today which have little or no carrying capacity, Nitrohawk, with its 25lb payload could be fitted with various other devices, from thermal imaging devices, through machine-guns to magnetometers. The last commercial sale of Nitrohawk was to the company involved with the filming of the James Bond blockbuster, 'Skyfall'. The example presented here, whilst potentially usable is sold as a curio. The vendor is willing to discuss making it operational with the eventual buyer, but it will require a full service, and an operator's and broadcaster's licence if the intention is to use it for film-work. The cost of this will be extra.

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Estimate £2,000-3,000




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