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Arboga Robotmuseum

RB 03 The Bumble Bee

Robothistoriska Föreningen i Arboga

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RB 03 The Bumble Bee

 

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The missile RB 03, the Bumble Bee, is a basic training drone that has been used as a training device for ground-to-air missiles gunnery practice, such as RB 70 et.al.

 

The missile RB 03 was manufactured by Northrop in USA in a number of versions with the designations KD2R-5.

 

The missile RB 03 was prop-driven and the take-off was done from an access ramp, located on a high decline. It was powered by a 4-cylinder, gasoline 2-stroke engine and was guided from the ground via a radio command link. The recovery scheme was a parachute. It was in service at RFN between 1967 and 2000.

 

The missile RB 03 was also used by the Navy. They used a booster rocket to launch it, after which the gasoline engine took over the propulsion.

 

An RB 03 missile from the Navy is exhibited in our museum.

 

Data for the RFN type

 

Imperial units

Metric units

Maximum speed

87

mph

 

 

140

km/t

Wingspan

9

feet

10

inches

3,0

m

Length

9

feet

1

inch

2,77

m

Max launch weight

330

lbs

 

 

150

kg

Endurance 

2

hours

 

 

2

t

Service ceiling

9,500

feet

 

 

2 900

m

 

Data for the Navy type

 

Imperial units

Metric units

Maximum speed

235

mph

 

 

375

km/t

Wingspan

13

feet

2

inches

4,02

m

Length

14

feet

7

inches

4,44

m

Range

19

miles

 

 

30

km

Service ceiling

23,000

feet

 

 

7 000

m

 

 

 

Missile types:

 

RB 01

 

RB 02

 

RB 03 The Bumble Bee

 

RB 06