Globe KD4G Quail
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Globe Aircraft Corporation|
|Primary user||United States Navy|
Design and development
A catapult-launched, high-wing monoplane, the KD4G was of all-metal construction. The Quail was launched by a catapult; power was supplied by a two-cylinder Kiekhaefer O-45 opposed piston engine producing 35 horsepower (26 kW).
The KD4G-1 first flew in 1949; soon afterwards an improved version, the KD4G-2, was introduced, however neither variant was produced in significant numbers.
- Grossnick and Armstrong 1997, p.670.
- Parsch 2003
- Grossnick, Roy A.; William J. Armstrong (1997). United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1995 (PDF). Naval Historical Center. ISBN 0-16-049124-X. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2000-09-14. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
- Parsch, Andreas (2003). "Globe KD4G Quail". Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles. designation-systems.net. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
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