MBLE Epervier

Single jet-engine drone /Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    

    On April 24th 1969 the MoD acquired the MBLE Epervier system which fulfilled a requirement formulated by NATO in 1964 for a sophisticated unmanned battlefield reconnaissance- and observation system. After a lengthy test phase the 1st Peloton Drones SCB became operational in 1976 with the jet powered Epervier UAV. (then still called "Drone").  The last flight with an Epervier took place on 3 September 1999 and the machine was gradually replaced by the much more sophisticated Eagle B-Hunter.

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D07

Date In

-

Date Out

-

History

D07, preserved at briefing room 80th UAV Squadron at Florennes

C/N

D5-010

D10

Date In

Date Out

Dec 1999

History

D10, 1PI Drones SCB, 80Bie OS, to Deraero, Nostalgic Aviation, Cannes (F.), Baarlo (Nl.)

C/N

D5-011

D11

Date In

-

Date Out

Sep 1999

History

D11, "Eglantine", preserved at Elsenborn (80 Sqn UAV), Schweizerisches Militärmuseum in Full-Reuenthal near Basel

C/N

D5-019

D19

Date In

-

Date Out

May 1999

History

D19, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, Preserved Elsenborn, fate unknown

C/N

D5-020

D20

Date In

-

Date Out

Jun 1999

History

D20, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, "Cédric", to Deraero

C/N

D5-022

D22

Date In

-

Date Out

Jun 1998

History

D22, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, "Gaétan", preserved Heverlee.

C/N

D5-023

D23

Date In

-

Date Out

Jun 1998

History

D23, preserved AieSch-Eaie - 6A (Army) at Brasschaat

C/N

D5-024

D24

Date In

-

Date Out

Sep 1999

History

D24, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, Deraero, Baarlo (Nl.)

C/N

D5-031

D31

Date In

1978

Date Out

Sep 1999

History

D31, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, via Deraero to UK.

C/N

D5-037

D37

Date In

-

Date Out

May 1999

History

D37, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, Preserved at the Royal Military Academy,

C/N

D5-038

D38

Date In

-

Date Out

May 1999

History

D38, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, preserved Elsenborn, fate unknown

C/N

D5-041

D41

Date In

-

Date Out

Mar 1999

History

D41, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, gate guardian Elsenborn

C/N

D5-047

D47

Date In

1979

Date Out

May 1998

History

D47, 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS,"Caroline", preserved at Royal Army Museum (WHI).

C/N

D5-049

D49

Date In

1988

Date Out

Jun1999

History

D49, (Amodée), 1PI Drones SCB, 80A Bie OS, on display at Artillerie Museum Brasschaat.

C/N

X4-002

X42

Date In

-

Date Out

-

History

X42 prototype, fate unknown

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X4-006

X46

Date In

-

Date Out

1972

History

X46 prototype, Royal Army Museum, preserved Elsenborn, to Artillerie Museum, Brasschaat.

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