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BEECHCRAFT MQM-107 STREAKER

Posted 10/22/2013 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Beechcraft MQM-107 Streaker
DAYTON, Ohio - The Beechcraft MQM-107 Streaker on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The MQM-107 Streaker was developed by the Beech Aircraft Corp. (now Raytheon Aircraft Co.) to meet a U.S. Army requirement for a variable speed target for training surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery crews. Beginning in 1984, the USAF took delivery of an enlarged model, the MQM-107B, for training USAF interceptor crews.

The Streaker could simulate a variety of targets, mimicking the heat and radar returns of missiles and aircraft. In addition, it could drop chaff and flares to deceive interceptor crews. The Streaker was launched from a ground site with the aid of solid fuel boosters, which accelerated the vehicle to approximately 250 mph in about two seconds. A small turbojet engine took over for the remainder of the flight. The Streaker's route of flight could be programmed prior to launch or changed during flight by a ground controller using a radio link. At the end of the mission, a parachute recovery system was used for a land or water recovery.

The Beech Aerospace Services Co. (now Raytheon Aerospace) donated the non-flyable MQM-107 airframe on display to the USAF in 1990.

SPECIFICATIONS (MQM-107B):
Span:
9 ft. 10 in.
Length: 18 ft. 1 in.
Height: 4 ft. 10 in.
Body diameter: 1 ft. 3 in.
Maximum launching weight: 1,464 lbs.
Armament: None
Engine: Microturbo North America TR1 60-2 turbojet

PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed:
575 mph
Endurance: 2 hrs. 18 min.
Service ceiling: 40,000 ft.

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