The OQ-15 was a prototype American subscale drone built for the US Army Air Forces in the mid-1940s.

In early 1945, the OQ-15 was built and tested by the USAAF, but only five were built. It was built to meet the same USAAF drone requirement as the Radioplane OQ-17.

Role Target drone
National origin United States
First flight 1945
Primary user USAAF
Number built 5


Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: none
  • Wingspan: 12 ft in (3.6 m)
  • Gross weight: 150 lb (70 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Kiekhaefer O-45-3, 7 hp (5 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 160 mph (260 km/h)
  • Endurance: 1 hours  0 min
  • Service ceiling: 15000 ft (4600 m)

See also

Related lists


  1. ^ http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app1/oq-15.html
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