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

Frankfort OQ-16/TD3D

In early 1945, Frankfort received an order from the USAAF for 15 examples of the new OQ-16 radio-controlled target drone. The order was transferred to the U.S. Navy, which allocated the designation TD3D-1. However, the contract was eventually cancelled before any TD3D-1s had been completed.


Note: Data are approximate values only!

Data for OQ-16/TD3D-1:

Wingspan3.6 m (12 ft)
Weight60 kg (135 lb)
Speed240 km/h (150 mph)
Ceiling4600 m (15000 ft)
Endurance60 min
PropulsionPiston engine (probably Righter O-45-35); 26 kW (35 hp)

Main Sources

[1] US Army Air Forces: "Army Aircraft Model Designations", 1946
[2] John M. Andrade: "U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials, 1909 to 1979", Midland Counties, 1979

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Last Updated: 19 March 2003