RADIOPLANE OQ-3
RADIOPLANE OQ-3

Manufacturer

RADIOPLANE

Designation:

OQ-3

RADIOPLANE OQ-3

The OQ-3 is a radio controlled target drone manufactured during World War II for both the Army and the Navy. It is constructed of a steel-tube fuselage and wooden wings covered with fabric. The drones were launched with a small catapult and were recovered by means of a parachute. Between 5,000 and 6,000 of them were built between 1943 and 1945.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 12 ft
  • Length: 9 ft
  • Max. Speed: 103 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 2,000 ft
  • Engines: 1 Radioplane O-15-3 two-cylinder 8 horsepower