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Waco CG - 4A (Hadrian eng.)

Specifications:
type:
15 - seat cargo and troop - carrying glider

Powerplant none
Performance max. towing speed 150 mp/h (240 km/h); norm speed 120 mp/h (190 km/h).
Weights empty 3,700 1b (1680 kg); max take-off 9000 1b (4080 kg)
Dimensions span 83 ft. 8 in. (25.50 m); length 48 ft. 8 in. (14.80 m); height 12 ft. 7 in. (3.80m); wing area 852 sq ft (79 sq m)
Crew two
Armament none

This US build glider could carry 13 troops and their equipment or either a jeep, a quarter - ton truck, or a 75mm howitzer loaded through the upward-hinged nose section. C - 47's usually were used as tow aircraft. 12000 CG-4A's were produced. In Operation Market Garden mostly used by the US forces, at Arnhem only two were used.

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