Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles
Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones
Copyright © 2003 Andreas Parsch


In early 1945, the USAAF tested the XOQ-15 radio-controlled target drone. Unfortunately, source [1] does not list a manufacturer or model name of the vehicle. The OQ-15 was probably built for a similar specification as the Radioplane OQ-17, because the quoted characteristics are almost identical and the OQ-15 and -17 contracts had adjacent numbers. At least five examples of the OQ-15 were built before the program was terminated.


Note: Data are approximate values only!

Data for OQ-15:

Wingspan3.6 m (12 ft)
Weight70 kg (150 lb)
Speed260 km/h (160 mph)
Ceiling4600 m (15000 ft)
Endurance60 min
PropulsionKiekhaefer O-45-3 piston engine; 26 kW (35 hp)

Main Sources

[1] US Army Air Forces: "Army Aircraft Model Designations", 1946

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Last Updated: 21 March 2003