The Culver XPQ-15, also known as the XTD3C-1, was an American target drone developed by the Culver Aircraft Company late in World War II.
Design and development
The XPQ-15 was a low-wing monoplane of conventional design. It was powered by a Franklin O-405 opposed piston engine. Design work began in 1943.
Four examples of the XPQ-15 were built for evaluation by the United States Army Air Forces in 1945; two additional aircraft were tested by the United States Navy as the XTD3C-1. No production contract was placed.
- USAAF variant; four produced.
- USN variant; two produced, BuNos 29665-29666.
Data from Parsch 
- Maximum speed: 220 mph (350 km/h, 190 kn)
- ^ a b c d Parsch 2009
- ^ Mingos 1946, p.318.
- ^ Grossnick and Armstrong 1997, p.540.
- Grossnick, Roy A.; William J. Armstrong (1997). United States Naval Aviation, 1910–1995 (PDF). Annapolis, MD: Naval Historical Center. ISBN 0-16-049124-X. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
- Mingos, Howard (1946). The Aircraft Year Book for 1946. New York: Lanciar Publishers. ASIN B000IDB7CE. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
- Parsch, Andreas (2009). "PQ Series". Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones. designation-systems.net. Retrieved 2011-02-15.
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