Frankfort CG-1

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CG-1
Role Transport glider
National origin United States
Manufacturer Frankfort Sailplane Company
Status Project cancelled
Number built None

The Frankfort CG-1 was a proposed Second World War American transport glider to be built for the United States Army, none were built and the programme was cancelled.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

When the Army Air Corps started a glider development program in 1941 it order two types of transport glider from the Frankfort Sailplane Company, a nine-seat and a 15-seat versions.[1] The smaller glider was to carry a pilot and eight troops and the prototype was designated the XCG-1, the larger glider designated the XCG-2 was to have a pilot and co-pilot and carried 13 troops.[1]

The company was busy with the production of the TG-1 training glider so the development of the two new types was slow but a static test XCG-1 was delivered to Wright Field in December 1941 for testing by the Army.[1] The glider failed structural tests and the Army cancelled the contract for both the CG-1 and CG-2.[1]

Variants[edit]

XCG-1
Prototype nine-seat transport glider, one non-flyable static test example only.
XCG-2
Prototype 15-seat transport glider, not built.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Mrazek 2011, p. 361
  2. ^ Andrade 1979, p. 96

Bibliography[edit]

  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0 904597 22 9. 
  • Mrazek, James E. (2011). Airborne Combat - The Glider War/Fighting Gliders of WWII. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States: Stackpole Books. ISBN 081170808X.