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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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General Airborne Transport XCG-16 Glider
jzichek
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Joined: April 19, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 04:14 PM UTC
Check out this article at RetroMechanix.com on the General Airborne Transport XCG-16, an American flying wing type combat glider with twin booms and a single rudder dating from 1944:



The article reproduces an Army Air Force preliminary evaluation report on the type, which features 21 high resolution photos of this innovative but ultimately unsuccessful aircraft.

-Jared
jzichek
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United States
Joined: April 19, 2011
KitMaker: 56 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 04:13 PM UTC
A second post on the XCG-16 has been added to RetroMechanix.com featuring an additional 17 photos of this unusual lifting fuselage military transport/assault glider:



The high resolution photos include some interesting shots of the glider being towed by a B-17; worth a look if you are interested in unusual vintage aircraft.

-Jared