Briegleb BG-6 was a 1930s single-seat glider designed by William G. Briegleb to be both factory and homebuilt.
Development [ edit ]
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. Three factory-built gliders were impressed into service with the [2 ] United States Army Air Forces in 1942. [3 ]
Variants [ edit ]
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.
Aircraft on Display [ edit ]
National Soaring Museum - In Storage [4 ]
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (BG-6) [ edit ]
Data from [2 ]
Wingspan: 32 ft 4 in (9.86 m)
Wing area: 117.5 ft 2 (10.91 m 2)
Aspect ratio: 8.9
Gross weight: 425 lb (193 kg)
Rate of sink: 179 ft/min (0.91 m/s)
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