AGA Aviation LRG
|Role||Transport flying boat glider|
|Manufacturer||AGA Aviation Corporation|
|Primary user||U.S. Navy|
The AGA Aviation LRG was a proposed amphibious transport glider design for the US Navy during World War II.
The LRG was a design for a twin-hull amphibious glider capable of carrying 24 troops (12 in each hull). Length was to be 108 feet 6 inches (33.07 meters), span was to be 57 feet (17.37 meters), and maximum speed was estimated at 200 mph (322 km/h). Two prototypes along with a static test airframe were ordered on 23 December 1941, and a 40% scale model glider with a civil registration was built to validate the aerodynamic behavior of the LRG. However, development of the LRG and production as the Naval Air Factory LR2N was cancelled in 1943 without either the prototypes or static test airframe ever being built.
Specification (AGA LRG / NAF LR2N)
Data from UNITED STATES MILITARY AIRCRAFT : NAVY : G = AGA Aviation (1942)
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 24
- Length: 57 ft 0 in (17.37 m)
- Wingspan: 108 ft 6 in (33.07 m)
- Empty weight: 4,800 lb (2,177 kg)
- Never exceed speed: 200 mph (322 km/h; 174 kn)
- Heyman, Jos. "UNITED STATES MILITARY AIRCRAFT : NAVY : G = AGA Aviation (1942)" (PDF). usmilitaryaircraft. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
- Mrazek, James E. (1 January 1977). Fighting Gliders of World War II (1st ed.). London: St. Martin's Press. pp. 151–152. ISBN 978-0-312-28927-0.
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