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- See also Alleged Russian use of Iranian drones
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As far as is known, media discussion of Shahed 136 drones began in January 2021 with reports in Israeli media of Iran supplying them to "the Houthis". They were subsequently pointed to by western sources as being used in the July 2021 attack on the Mercer Street, Israeli owner tanker.
- Military Knowledge: Shahed-136 Loitering Munition - ISWNews, January 12, 2022
- Shahed-136 suicide drone specifications:
- Length: 3.5 m Wingspan: 2.5 m Range: 1800 – 2500 km Weight: ~ 200 kg Speed: + 185 km/h Engine: MD 550 or 3W motors
- Russia’s Iranian Shahed-131 Drones Have US-Made Components - UAS Vision, September 28, 2022
The Shahed 136 uses a MD550 engine while the smaller Shahed 131 uses a MDR208 Wankel engine.
- Limbach_L550E - Wikipedia
- Aircraft engines from 15 kW to 40 kW. Small and efficient - Limbach
- Takeaways from Iranian National Aerospace Exhibition 2014 - uskowi on iran, November 25, 2014
- MD550 - Beijing MicroPilot UAV Flight Control Systems
- The Shahed 131 uses the MDR208 Wankel engine also displayed here.
- Video Twitter @UkrainianNews24 - also @mjbrodka -This video is from Iran’s NOBLE PROPHET 17 exercise in early ‘22. It shows a combined ballistic missile and one way attack UAV strike using a #shahed136 multi launcher. These Iranian drones are used by the Houthis and now operated by Russia in Ukraine.
The footage is from Great Phophet 17 exercises (ISWNews) December, 2021
- 'Great Prophet 17,' Iran Showers Ballistic Missiles On Mockup Of Israel's Dimona Reactor In 5-day Drill - Meera Surash, International Business Times, September 29, 2021
- The report quoted Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, who claimed the drill included the simultaneous launch of 16 ballistic missiles as well as 10 Shahed-136 loitering munitions or "suicide drones."