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Laister-Kauffman XCG-10A 'Trojan Horse'

Description
  Manufacturer:Laister-Kauffman
  Base model:CG-10
  Designation:XCG-10
  Version:A
  Nickname:Trojan Horse
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1941-1947
  Basic role:Transport Glider
  Status:Experimental

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
42-61099 / 42-61100


 

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 albert pepper
 saint louis, MO
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11/25/2010 @ 07:22 [ref: 33363]
 Mike Dierker
 St. Charles, MO
My father worked on the Trojan Horse glider during the World War II at the St. Louis plant. The only item I have is a pin that was awarded or given to him for his work at the company. My father passed away early in my childhood and I was not able to talk with him about his work the Trojan Horse glider.
02/24/2010 @ 08:53 [ref: 25778]
 Linda Engelhardt
 , MO
My dad helped design the CG-10 and was present for it's first flight in Dayton,Ohio. I've looked everywhere for a model to give him for his upcoming 86th birthday. Are there any out there?
11/25/2009 @ 09:48 [ref: 25336]
 Keith H. Thoms
 , VA
I am a huge fan of the CG-10A.

Its 2,935 drawings are available on six microfilm rolls from Smithsonian Archives as DM-0000465 "Inactive Contractor's Engineering Drawings & Data (Laister-Kauffmann)" EDM 462c, December 1954. It cost about $180 in copying fees.

Current article has a summary of the CG-10A in our Joint Chief of Staff's magazine:
http://www.ndu.edu/inss/Press/jfq_pages/editions/i48/29.pdf

Some simple concept exploration using the CG-10A as a baseline model, including its snatch pickup measurements:
http://stinet.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=A468743
Keep checking stinet.dtic.mil for another shortly.

My sincerest apologies, J. Kauffmann Murray and family, on the misspelling of the Kauffmann name in these documents.

A good history of the CG-10A is covered in “Silent Ones: WWII Invasion Glider Test and Experiment”, 2001, by Charles L. Day.

J. Kauffmann Murray: I would love to scan in or otherwise collect electronic copies of your L-K photos. Charles is interested and qualified to help your identification. To avoid posting contact information to any of these long-lived public forums, I ask you to setup an account and then reach us through our posts:
http://www.armyairforces.com/forum/loginflat.asp
You'll have to click on the Email button after lg_glidr or GLIDERMAN1:
http://www.armyairforces.com/forum/m_143262/tm.htm

We are looking forward to hearing from you.


02/23/2008 @ 03:59 [ref: 19746]
 J. Kauffmann Murray
 St. Louis, MO
A small point - but Kauffmann is not spelled correctly on this site. Also- I have many pictures that my dad had from Laister-Kauffmann and I hope to post them someday to help identify who and what they show.
02/09/2008 @ 19:47 [ref: 19627]
 C Plescia
 , OR
I first learned of the CG-10 reading a 1993 edition of the Oregon Vets News. I was astonished to see what I thought was a C-130 Glider!
Clearly Laister was ahead of his time.
I found a video clip from a movie shot on a test flight. The Test pilot raved about it's handling.
I have been looking for construction plans for building a CG-10.
Anyone who could help me in locating plans for the full size construction of a CG-10 would be appreciated.
08/08/2007 @ 06:51 [ref: 17518]
 John R. Mason
 , CA
Please excuse my repetition of notes on 12-08-05. I kept getting a note saying that the time limit had expired. So I kept trying again. It appears that it only referred to returning to the previous thing that I had looked at. Sorry.
12/12/2005 @ 01:02 [ref: 11955]
 John R. Mason
 Camarillo, CA
I worked on the design of the Laister-Kauffman gliders. A not from a Jim Moffett indicates that the noses of the XCG-10 and the XCG10-A were the same. No, the -10 had nose loading cargo doors under the cockpit. The -10A eliminated this feature. It retained aft clamshell cargo loading doors under the tail boom. The -10A had a much larger fuselage, and was a completely new design.
12/08/2005 @ 23:44 [ref: 11928]
 John R. Mason
 Camarillo, CA
I worked on the design of the Laister-Kauffman gliders. A not from a Jim Moffett indicates that the noses of the XCG-10 and the XCG10-A were the same. No, the -10 thd nose loading cargo doors under the cockpit. The -10A eliminated this feature. It retained aft clamshell cargo loading doors under the tail boom.
12/08/2005 @ 23:40 [ref: 11927]
 John R. Mason
 Camarillo, CA
I worked on the design of the Laister-Kauffman gliders. A not from a Jim Moffett indicates that the noses of the Xcg-10 and the Xcg10-A were the same. No, the -10 thd nose loading cargo doors under the cockpit. The -10A eliminated this feature. It retained aft clamshell cargo loading doors under the tail boom.
12/08/2005 @ 23:38 [ref: 11926]

 
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