OQ-2 - target drones, created by the American company Radioplane Company. In 30-ies of several companies in the US Army Air Corps offered the country to create a radio-controlled unmanned vehicles for training activities shooters defense. In 35-year one of these companies has become a California Radioplane Company, which offered several types of modifications of the radio-controlled UAV. As a result, the unit gained a great success, created by fashion designer and film star Danny R., who was designated as OQ-2A.

In 43, the company signed a contract for the production of 1000 copies for the Air Force. The unmanned device was launched from a catapult, and at the end of the mission it landed with a parachute. Non-retractable landing gear moderated the landing. The flight was controlled from the ground by the operator. He could simulate different actions than imitated an attacking fighter. This UAV was used to train airborne light artillery with a caliber of up to 40 mm. 

OQ-2. Characteristics:

Wingspan, m   4.04
Length, m   2.64
Height, m   0.81
Weight, kg   49
engine's type   1 PD O-15-1
Power, hp   X 1 12
Maximum speed km / h   145
The flight duration, min   60
Practical ceiling, m   2438


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