Waco CG-13A

Waco CG-13A picture
The Waco CG-13A assault glider could carry up to 42 troops or an equivalent weight of cargo. It was developed as a glider based on the CG-4A, but with double the capacity. Orders began in 1943, with 132 being made by Ford and Northwestern and delivered through 1945.
Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
(updated February 2009)

Waco CG-13A

Type:		troop-carrying glider
Crew:		30-42 troops
Armament:	none

	Length:        	54' 4" (16.56 m)
	Height:        	20' 3" (6.17 m)
	Wingspan:      	85' 8" (26.11 m)
	Wing area:	873 sq. ft (81.10 sq. m)
	Empty Weight:  	8700 lb (3946 kg)
	Max Weight: 	18,900 lb (8573 kg) max at takeoff

	Max towing speed: 190 mph ( 306 km/h)
	landing speed:    80 mph ( 129 km/h)

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