The AQM-34L (Model 147SC) was the definitive low-altitude photo-reconnaissance variant, and by far the most numerous with several hundred built under USAF "Compass Bin" and "Buffalo Hunter" programs. Some AQM-34Ls were equipped with real-time TV camera/transmitter systems, and these were sometimes called AQM-34L/TV. The 147SC was a very successful aircraft with a mission survivability rate of 87.2%, and the AQM-34L named "Tom Cat" completed 68 successful missions. The AQM-34M (Model 147SD) was an AQM-34L modified with a real-time datalink. Some AQM-34Ms were upgraded with a LORAN (Long Range Navigation) system and designated AQM-34M(L). The AQM-34L/M could fly its missions at altitudes as low as 60-150 m (200-500 ft).


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