Radioplane Q-1. Specifications. A photo.
Radioplane Q-1. Specifications. A photo.

Radioplane Q-1. Specifications. A photo.


Radioplane Q-1 - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1950, the company «Radioplane Company».

UAV model Radioplane Q-1 became projected at the end of 40-ies. This device is intended solely for military use, in this case, the scope of operation of the drone was very limited, in particular, an unmanned aerial vehicle for use as aerial targets for testing new anti-aircraft defense systems, training of pilots of combat aircraft, etc.

Its first test flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle model Radioplane Q-1 1950 has made in the year, and because the test trials were successful, the drone was adopted in mass production, and a little later began to actively do an armament of the US Army. Nevertheless, the popularity of unmanned aerial vehicle model Radioplane Q-1 was small - for the entire period of production, American engineers had created only 38 aircraft of this model.

Drone Radioplane Q-1 has a sufficiently robust construction - with its length in 5 meters 59 cm, the device has a wingspan in 4 meters 38 centimeters, which, however, provides the ability to effectively operate, although to some extent, and reduces aerodynamic UAV performance .

Powerplant UAV Radioplane Q-1 presented turbojet brand Continental YJ69-T-3, which in tractive power at 3,9 kN, able to give the maximum speed of the drone in 555 km \ h., With autonomous flight duration 25 minutes.


Specifications Radioplane Q-1.


  • Length: 5,59 m .;
  • Wingspan: 4,38 m .;
  • Height: 0,7 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 815 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 400 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 555 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 150 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5200 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: Continental YJ69-T-3;
  • Power: 3,9 kN.



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