Accession Number : AD0370452

Title :   OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS Z(Q-5)ZTARGET DRONE SYSTEM.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP VAN NUYS CALIF

Report Date : 01 FEB 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Q-5 Target Drone is a high supersonic air vehicle employing a monoplane wing, and external ramjet engine and separable solid-fuel boosters. The boosters are employed to accelerate the drone to adequate speed and altitude for proper cruise operation with the ramjet engine. The drone vehicle possesses inherent radar-reflectivity augmentation to simulate more nearly the radar appearance of typical high-performance enemy aircraft of the future. The Q-5 Drone, together with its associated ground electronic equipment, is capable of performing programmed or commanded flight paths and sensing and scoring the firing errors of weapons used against it. The Q-5 Drone is recoverable over both land and water. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGET DRONES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, AERIAL TARGETS (U) FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, RADAR DECEPTION, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, SUPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES, RECOVERY, RAMJET ENGINES, INTERCEPTION, FLIGHT PATHS, LAUNCHING, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE