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Waco CG-15

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The Waco CG-15 was a Military glider developed from the CG-4. Although outwardly similar to the earlier CG-4, and carrying the same number of passengers, a number of changes in the design, including shortened wings and a more streamlined nose enabled it to travel faster. 1,000 were ordered and 473 were delivered before production ceased. Two were transferred to the Navy for testing as the XLR2W-1. One of the aircraft was converted into an XPG-3 powered glider which used two Jacobs R-755-9 radial engines.


Prototype converted from a CG-4A, one conversion.
New-build prototypes, two built.
Production variant, redesignated G-15A in 1948, 427 built.
One XCG-15A fitted with two R-755-9 engines, redesignated G-3A in 1948.
Two CG-15As transferred to the United States Navy.
PG-3 redesignated in 1948.
CG-15A redesignated in 1948.


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Specifications (CG-15A)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and co-pilot
  • Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m)
  • Wingspan: 62 ft 2 in (18.95 m)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 623 ft² (57.88 m²)
  • Empty weight: 4,000 lb (1,800 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,035 lb (3,640 kg)


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