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Role Target drone
National origin United States
Manufacturer Frankfort Sailplane Company
Primary users United States Navy
United States Army Air Forces
Number built 0

The Frankfort OQ-16, also known as the TD3D, was a target drone designed by the Frankfort Sailplane Company for use by the United States Army Air Forces and United States Navy. The OQ-16 was developed under a contract for a radio-controlled target drone awarded in early 1945. Fifteen aircraft were ordered by the USAAF;[1] later in the year the contract was transferred to the United States Navy, which assigned the designation TD3D-1 to the type.[2] However, the contract was cancelled before any of the aircraft were built.[1]

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Data from Parsch 2003[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 0
  • Wingspan: 12 ft (3.7 m)
  • Gross weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Righter O-45-35 , 35 hp (26 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 150 mph (241 km/h; 130 kn)
  • Endurance: 60 mintues
  • Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,572 m)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Parsch, Andreas (2003). "Frankfort OQ-16/TD3D". Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones. Designation-Systems. http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app1/oq-16.html. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  2. Introduction to Naval Aviation. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. 1946. p. 155. http://books.google.com/books?ei=pAwcU-uxFNL6kQflroDQCA&id=kak0AAAAIAAJ&dq=Frankfort+%22OQ-16%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Frankfort. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 

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