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Culver XPQ-15 / XTD3C
 
Culver-XPQ-15-1
 
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. 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 evaulation 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.
 
Variants:
 
XPQ-15
USAAF variant; four produced.
 
XTD3C-1
USN variant; two produced, BuNos 29665-29666.
 
 
XPQ-15
Engine: 1 × Franklin O-405, 200 hp (150 kW)
Maximum speed: 220 mph (354 km/h; 191 kn)
 
 
 
 
 


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