Air Enthusiast 1972-06
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The Douglas XCG-17 was a standard C-47 transport airframe with all excess weight and unnecessary fittings removed, and was intended for a towing behind a C-54.
The Waco CG-4A which was built in larger numbers than all other transport gliders combined.
Десантный планер XCG-18A в полете
The first prototype of the XCG-18A Avitruk.
The last transport glider to be developed in the USA, the Chase XG-20.
The second prototype Allied XLRA-1 amphibious glider.
A general arrangement drawing of the XLRQ-1, with the lower side-view illustrating, for comparison purposes, the other USN amphibious glider, the Allied XLRA-1.
The Bowlus XCG-8 which was basically a scaled-up version of the XCG-7.
The Bowlus XCG-7 which was built to meet the requirement eventually fulfilled by the Waco XCG-3.
The second Bristol XLRQ-1 amphibious glider.
The Chase XCG-14 alias MS-1, the first glider to feature the Strukoff aerofoil.
The unique Cornelius XFG-1 expendable fuel transport glider which was automatically stable in both towed and free flight.
The General Airborne XCG-16 "lifting body" transport glider.
A general arrangement drawing of the General Airborne XCG-16 "lifting body" transport glider.
The sole prototype of the St Louis XCG-5 which was unique among transport gliders in featuring a sailplane-style "gull" wing.
The transport glider designed by Ivo Sostaric to meet a Yugoslav Army requirement.
The second XCG-10A
A general arrangement drawing of the Laister-Kauffman XCG-10A with a comparison side-view (lower) of the YCG-10A.
Its aerodynamically refined derivative, the Waco CG-15A.
The Waco CG-13A, the largest transport glider to enter production in the USA, which was built to an AAF requirement for a glider offering twice the capacity of the CG-4A.