Briegleb BG-6

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Briegleb BG-6
Role Single-seat Glider
National origin United States
Manufacturer Sailplane Corporation of America
Designer William G Briegleb
First flight 1939
Number built 9 (+67 kits)
Variants Briegleb BG-7

The Briegleb BG-6 was a 1930s single-seat glider designed by William G. Briegleb to be both factory and homebuilt.


The BG-6 is a high-wing single-seat glider with a steel-tube-and-fabric fuselage, wooden wings with fabric covering and a metal-and-fabric tail. The type certificate was approved on 14 September 1940.[1]

Nine gliders were built by Briegleb's company, the Sailplane Corporation of America, and 67 kits were sold to homebuilders.[2] Three factory-built gliders were impressed into service with the United States Army Air Forces in 1942.[3]


Company designation for both factory and homebuilt aircraft.
United States Army Air Corps designation for three factory built BG-6s which were impressed as training gliders in 1942.[3]

Aircraft on Display[edit]

National Soaring Museum - In Storage[4]


 United States

Specifications (BG-6)[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 4 in (9.86 m)
  • Wing area: 117.5 ft2 (10.91 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 8.9
  • Gross weight: 425 lb (193 kg)


  • Rate of sink: 179 ft/min (0.91 m/s)

See also[edit]

Related lists



  1. ^ FAA Type Certificate GTC6
  2. ^ a b Sailplane Directory
  3. ^ a b Andrade 1979, p. 170
  4. ^ "Collection". Retrieved 13 October 2011.