Frankfort OQ-16


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.

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 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]


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 (240 km/h, 130 kn)
  • Endurance: 60 minutes
  • Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,600 m)

See alsoEdit

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists


  1. ^ a b c Parsch, Andreas (2003). "Frankfort OQ-16/TD3D". Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones. Designation-Systems. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  2. ^ Introduction to Naval Aviation. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. 1946. p. 155. Retrieved 2014-03-09.