CG-15 Glider
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at Freeman Field
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Freeman 05/09/46 Relocate to Chicago
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No Date
Selected for assignment to Freeman Field for exhibit.
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06/06/1946
Partial list - to be towed

12 July 1945

Courtesy of Charles Day, Author "Silent Ones, WWII Invasion Glider Test & Experiment, Clinton County Army Air Field, Wilmington, Ohio", writing 11/27/2005  Email Charles Day

Waco CG-15 Glider

The Waco CG-15 was yet another development of the successful Waco CG-4 Hadrian standard glider. Waco had essentially developed an improved version of the CG-4A. Interestingly the changes consisted of a reduction in the wing span from 83 ft 8 in to 62 ft 2 in, elimination of the wing spoilers, a revised nose shape, improved cantilever undercarriage and numerous internal fitment changes. The changes increased the normal gross weight by 500 lbs ( 227 kg) and the towing speed increased to 180 mph (290 km/h). 427 CG-15 gliders were originally delivered to the US military. Canada acquired a single example for evaluation purposes.

Details

Designation: Model No.: CG-15 Mark:
Role: Glider
TOS: 1946 SOS: 1950 Quantity in Service: 1
Service: RCAF

Specifications

Manufacturer: Waco Aircraft Company
Crew/Passengers: two pilots and up to 13 troops or a variety of stores
Power Plant: None
Performance: Max Speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
Service Ceiling:10,000 ft (3,345 m) Range: Tow plane dependent
Weights:  
Dimensions: Span: 62 ft 2 in ( 25.50 m) Length: 48 ft 4 in (14.73 m)
Height: 12 ft 7 in ( 3.84 m) Wing Area: sq ft ( sq m)
Armament: None
Cost: Unknown

 

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http://www.rcaf.com/database/aircraft/cg15.htm

The Waco CG-15 was yet another development of the successful Waco CG-4 Hadrian standard glider.

Waco had essentially developed an improved version of the CG-4A. Interestingly the changes consisted of a reduction in the wing span from 83 ft 8 in to 62 ft 2 in, elimination of the wing spoilers, a revised nose shape, improved cantilever undercarriage and numerous internal fitment changes. The changes increased the normal gross weight by 500 lbs ( 227 kg) and the towing speed increased to 180 mph (290 km/h). 427 CG-15 gliders were originally delivered to the US military. Canada acquired a single example for evaluation purposes.

Manufacturer: Waco Aircraft Company
Crew/Passengers: two pilots and up to 13 troops or a variety of stores
Power Plant: None
Performance: Max Speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
Service Ceiling:10,000 ft (3,345 m) Range: Tow plane dependent
Dimensions: Span: 62 ft 2 in ( 25.50 m) Length: 48 ft 4 in (14.73 m)
Height: 12 ft 7 in ( 3.84 m) Wing Area: sq ft ( sq m)
Armament: None
Cost: Unknown

Source: http://www.rcaf.com/1946_1968_coldwar/aircraft/transports/cg15/

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Jim West
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