Talk:Douglas XCG-17

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January 21, 2011 Good article nominee Listed
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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the Douglas XCG-17 glider (pictured) was converted from a C-47 transport that had originally flown for Northwest Airlines?
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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Douglas XCG-17/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: wackywace 11:20, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

I have reviewed the article and can conclude it is well sourced and well written. Once the following points have been addressed, I will be happy to pass the article. wackywace 17:33, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Design and development

  • Please use — for dashes, rather than -
  • Done.
  • "then being towed by another C-47" I presume this means a powered C-47? Could this be clarified in the text.
  • Done - I hope, added the powered note at the start of that particular sentence referring to the powered-'47 trials.
  • "C-47-DL" It would be good if you could clarify in the article what the "-DL" suffix means?
  • Done, via a footnote.
  • DC-3 needs to be linked.
  • Done - it actually already was, just later in the text. I've moved the link to the first appearance of the term.
  • It would be useful if you could briefly explain the relationship between the C-47 and the DC-3.
  • Done, via a footnote

Operational history

  • "The XCG-17 had a cargo capacity of 15,000 pounds (6,800 kg); alternatively, up to 40 fully-equipped troops could be transported, both significantly larger figures than conventional gliders." This is slightly awkward in that it implies the gliders are figures, not that they have figures.
  • Done.
  • Jeeps is not capitalised - were actual Jeeps, produced by Jeep, used at the time, or is jeep a term used to describe off-road vehicles?

wackywace 17:33, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

  • It's the lower-case jeep; "jeep" was a widely-used slang term, of unknown and disputed origin, used to refer to a variety of small Army vehicles. Like "bazooka", the term the GIs used became much better known than the official designation; the vehicle that the name "jeep" stuck to the firmest was the Willys MB, which is the vehicle in question here, so I've disambiguated the link.
Thanks for the review, I hope I've cleared everything up! :) - The Bushranger One ping only 19:29, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for making the changes so quickly. I am happy to pass this as a GA; good work! wackywace 19:33, 21 January 2011 (UTC)