Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft
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.