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XQ-4 Drone

     As threat vehicles developed the capabilty to fly higher and faster than the speed of sound it became necessary to provide supersonic targets for the testing of U.S. missiles. This air-launched target was developed by the Air Force to provide the realistic testing scenario to fully prove new missile systems. U.S. Air Force

  • Length: 33 feet
  • Wingspan: 11 feet
  • Weight: 2,300 pounds
  • Propellant: Liquid
  • Ceiling: 70,000 feet
  • Velocity: Mach 2
  • First Fired: 1957