Laister-Kauffman TG-4A

TG-4A picture

Laister-Kauffman was a company that built gliders for the civilian market, and when World War II broke out it was contracted by the U.S. Army to build three two-seat training gliders for evaluation purposes. Successful performance of these prototypes during testing led to a contract being awarded for 150 production TG-4As, and these were all delivered in 1942. Used quite extensively by the Army during the early stages of the war, all had however been declared surplus some time before VJ-Day.

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
(updated February 2009)

Laister-Kauffman TG-4A

Type:		training glider
Crew:		two
Armament:	none

	Length:        	21' 3" (6.48 m)
	Height:        	4' 0" (1.22 m)
	Wingspan:      	50' 0" (15.24 m)
	Wing area:	166 sq ft. (15.42 m squared)
	Empty Weight:  	475 lb (215 kg)
	Max Weight: 	875 lb (397 kg) max at takeoff

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