Radioplane QQ-2. Specifications. A photo.
Radioplane QQ-2. Specifications. A photo.

Radioplane QQ-2. Specifications. A photo.


Radioplane QQ-2 - US military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1939, the company «Radioplane».


Radioplane QQ-2 photo


Design of UAV models Radioplane QQ-2 was deployed American design engineers in the middle of 30-ies of the last century. The new device is a miniature aircraft is established on the basis of a manned aircraft, however, on a number of technical factors, the drone may only be operated as an air target.

The widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicle model Radioplane QQ-2 has received during the Second World War, when the device was used actively as a means of training future military pilots. In fact, the unmanned aerial vehicle, moving at a speed of 135 km \ h. (Maximum value), was to follow before the plane at a certain distance, while military pilots practiced shooting. Engineers managed to accurately comply with the proportions and scale of the device, and as a consequence, we get an exact imitation of the enemy's attack.

The first test flight of an unmanned air vehicle model Radioplane QQ-2 1939 was made in the year, and due to the fact that the tests have been completed successfully, since the year 1940 drone Radioplane QQ-2 became mass-produced. Despite the fairly narrow possibilities of drones, drone project Radioplane QQ-2 was quite popular and promising, what is mainly indicated by the fact that during the entire period of production of the company «Radioplane» sold more than 15 thousand of these air assets.

UAV Radioplane QQ-2 equipped powerplant piston type traction power which is 7 horsepower, which in turn allows drone reach a maximum speed of its travel in 135 km \ h. In duration finding device is in flight 1 hour.


Specifications Radioplane QQ-2.


  • Length: 2,65 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,73 m .;
  • Height: 0,54 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 47 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 135 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 15 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Power plant: Righter O-15-1;
  • Power: 7 hp



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