RADIOPLANE OQ-19
RADIOPLANE OQ-19

Manufacturer

RADIOPLANE

Markings:

United States Army, 1970s

Designation:

OQ-19

RADIOPLANE OQ-19

The OQ-19D is one of a family of propeller driven target drones first deployed in 1948. The U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force have used these drones for anti-aircraft training with both guns and missiles. The drones are generally ground launched using a catapult and are radio controlled. Assuming the drone survives its mission it is recovered by means of a parachute. In the 1970s the designation of this family of drones was changed to MQM-33. By the mid 1980s more than 70,000 of them had been built.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 11 ft 6 in
  • Length: 13 ft 5 in
  • Height: 2 ft 7 in
  • Weight: 430 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 184 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 15,000 ft
  • Range: 122 miles
  • Engines: 1 McCulloch O-100-1 with 72 horsepower