Culver PQ-10

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PQ-10
Culver XPQ-10.jpg
Role Target drone
National origin Culver Aircraft Company
Primary user United States Army Air Forces
Number built 0
Developed from Culver Model MR

The Culver PQ-10 was an American target drone, designed by the Culver Aircraft Company for use by the United States Army Air Forces. Designed in 1941, the project was cancelled before any aircraft flew.

Design and development[edit]

The prototype XPQ-10 was ordered by the United States Army Air Forces in 1941. Derived from the civilian Culver Model MR, the XPQ-10 was a high-wing monoplane equipped with twin Franklin O-300 engines and a fixed tricycle landing gear.[1] Plans were made for the production of PQ-10 series aircraft; however, before the XPQ-10 was completed, the project was cancelled.[2]

Specifications (XPQ-10)[edit]

Data from Parsch[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 (Optional)
  • Length: 16 ft 7 in (5.05 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Height: 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Franklin O-300 opposed piston engines, 175 hp (130 kW) each

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Parsch 2009
  2. ^ Juptner 1993, p.170.
Bibliography
  • Juptner, Joseph P. U.S. Civil Aircraft Series, Volume 8. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 1993. ISBN 978-0830643738.
  • Parsch, Andreas (2009). "PQ Series". Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones. designation-systems.net. Retrieved 2011-02-16.