Waco CG-15

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CG-15
Waco CG-15A.jpg
CG-15A
Role Military glider
Manufacturer Waco Aircraft Company
Primary user US Army Air Forces
Number built 473
Variants CG-4A Waco

The Waco CG-15 was an American military glider, which was developed from the CG-4. Although outwardly similar to its predecessor and carrying the same number of passengers, a number of changes in the design, including shortened wings and a more streamlined nose enabled it to travel faster. 1,000 were ordered and 473 were delivered before production ceased. Two were transferred to the Navy for testing as the XLR2W-1. One unit was converted into an XPG-3 powered glider which used two Jacobs R-755-9 radial engines.

Variants[edit]

XCG-15
Prototype converted from a CG-4A, one conversion.
XCG-15A
New-build prototypes, two built.
CG-15A
Production variant, redesignated G-15A in 1948, 427 built.
PG-3
One XCG-15A fitted with two R-755-9 engines, redesignated G-3A in 1948.
XLR2W-1
Two CG-15As transferred to the United States Navy.
G-3A
PG-3 redesignated in 1948.
G-15A
CG-15A redesignated in 1948.

Operators[edit]

 United States

Specifications (CG-15A)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 13 troops
  • Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m)
  • Wingspan: 62 ft 2 in (18.95 m)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 623 ft² (57.88 m²)
  • Empty weight: 4,000 lb (1,814 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 8,035 lb (3,644 kg)
  • Useful load: 4,035 lb (1,830 kg)

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

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