Click and drag to rotate
1/72 General Atomics MQ-1 Predator 3d printed

Not a Photo

White Natural Versatile Plastic
1/72 General Atomics MQ-1 Predator 3d printed
1/72 General Atomics MQ-1 Predator 3d printed

Not a Photo

1/72 General Atomics MQ-1 Predator

Print With Shapeways
Choose Your Material
Choose your color and finish

Have a question about this product?

contact the designer
You must be logged in and verified to contact the designer.
Product Description
RQ-1 / MQ-1 PredatorA US Air Force MQ-1 armed with AGM-114 HellfiremissilesRoleRemote piloted aircraft/unmanned aerial vehicleNational originUnited StatesManufacturerGeneral Atomics Aeronautical SystemsFirst flight3 July 1994IntroductionJuly 1995Retired9 March 2018[1]StatusRetiredPrimary usersUnited States Air Force (retired)
  1. Italian Air Force
  2. Turkish Air Force
  3. Royal Moroccan Air Force
Produced1995–presentNumber built360 (285 RQ-1, 75 MQ-1)[2]Program costUS$2.38 billion (2011)[3]Unit costUS$4.03 million (2010)[4]Developed fromGeneral Atomics GNATVariantsGeneral Atomics MQ-1C Gray EagleDeveloped intoGeneral Atomics MQ-9 ReaperThe General Atomics MQ-1 Predator is an American remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) built by General Atomics that was used primarily by the United States Air Force (USAF) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Initially conceived in the early 1990's for aerial reconnaissance and forward observation roles, the Predator carries cameras and other sensors. It was modified and upgraded to carry and fire two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles or other munitions. The aircraft entered service in 1995, and saw combat in the war in AfghanistanPakistan, the NATO intervention in BosniaSerbia, the Iraq WarYemen, the 2011 Libyan civil war, the 2014 intervention in Syria, and Somalia.

The USAF describes the Predator as a "Tier II" MALE UAS (medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system). The UAS consists of four aircraft or "air vehicles" with sensors, a ground control station (GCS), and a primary satellite link communication suite.[5] Powered by a Rotax engine and driven by a propeller, the air vehicle can fly up to 400 nmi (460 mi; 740 km) to a target, loiter overhead for 14 hours, then return to its base.

Since after 2001, the RQ-1 Predator became the primary remotely piloted aircraft used for offensive operations by the USAF and the CIA in Afghanistan and the Pakistani tribal areas; it has also been deployed elsewhere. Because offensive uses of the Predator are classified by the U.S., U.S. military officials have reported an appreciation for the intelligence and reconnaissance-gathering abilities of RPAs but declined to publicly discuss their offensive use.[6] The United States retired the Predator in 2018.[1]

Civilian applications for drones have included border enforcement and scientific studies, and to monitor wind direction and other characteristics of large forest fires (such as the drone that was used by the California Air National Guard in the August 2013 Rim Fire).[7]

What's in the box:
20.5 x 11.52 x 3.35 cm
Switch to inches
8.07 x 4.54 x 1.32 inches
Switch to cm
Success Rate:
First To try.
What's this?
Mature audiences only.


We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.