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