Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles|
Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones
|Copyright © 2003 Andreas Parsch|
In 1941, Simmonds Aerocessories (a supplier of aeroplane parts and equipment) built a small low-performance radio-controlled target drone, which was tested by the USAAF as the OQ-11. Source  quotes an original designation of A-11, which seems odd because the short-lived A-for-Aerial Target series reached only A-8 according to all relevant sources. The OQ-11 had a span of about 3.6 m (12 ft) and was powered by a Herkimer four-cylinder piston engine. Apart from the prototype, no additional OQ-11s were built.
Note: Data are approximate values only!
Data for OQ-11:
|Length||2.7 m (9 ft)|
|Wingspan||3.6 m (12 ft)|
|Speed||100 km/h (60 mph)|
|Propulsion||Herkimer piston engine|
 US Army Air Forces: "Army Aircraft Model Designations", 1946
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