Culver PQ-14. A photo. Characteristics.
Culver PQ-14. A photo. Characteristics.

Culver PQ-14. A photo. Characteristics.



A type: RC single-engine plane target

Crew: one pilot, although usually flies unmanned

The company "Culver" has started work in the market of air targets in 1940 year, when her light aircraft LCA «Cadet" was selected for the US Air Force alteration in radio-controlled target. In reality, it was built about 600 devices, 200 of which were transferred to the Navy as a training means for anti-aircraft artillery. Since the performance characteristics of manned combat aircraft increased, and the increased demand for more powerful flying targets for anti-aircraft artillery.

To meet this need, the company "Culver" has created a special machine, which went into operation in 1943, under the symbol PQ-14. The new machine with retractable landing gear was faster than its predecessor about 100 km / h and more maneuverable. Were built 1348 PQ-14A, are 1201 target transferred to the US Navy, where they were designated TD2C-1.

The latest modification adopted in the operation of the US Air Force, was a heavy target PQ-14B, a small number of whom remained after the war and has been listed on the civilian market. At least six copies of the flying machines can be found today in the civil register of the United States.

Basic data


  • Length: 5,94 m
  • Wingspan: 9,14 m
  • Height: 2,41 m


The weight:

  • BLANK: 680,4 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 830 kg


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 290 km / h
  • Range: 824 km
  • Power point: Franklin 0-300-11
  • Power: 150 l. from. (112 kW)


Date of first flight: 1942 year

Surviving airworthiness modifications:

  • PQ-14A / B


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