General Airborne Transport XCG-16 Flying Wing Combat Glider of 1944

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  1. jzichek

    jzichek Banned

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    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:

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    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
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Never heard of that one. Nice post!
     
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    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:

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    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
     
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    Always found that one interesting. great post.
     
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