Radioplane OQ-19

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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

Radioplane OQ-3

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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