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
(updated February 2009)
Type: training glider Crew: two Armament: none Specifications: 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 Performance: (no data available)
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