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Schweizer TG-3A

Description
  Manufacturer:Schweizer
  Base model:TG-3
  Designation:TG-3
  Version:A
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1941-1947
  Basic role:Training Glider

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
42-52924 / 42-52998, 42-53097 / 42-53131, 42-91974, 42-91975 / 42-92023, 89-0461 / 89-0463, 91-0515

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

TG-3A on display

Pima Air & Space Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Elizabeth
 NewYork, NY
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12/11/2012 @ 19:19 [ref: 67410]
 Rosefly
 , CA
It is a great design£¨ I like.
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09/13/2012 @ 00:49 [ref: 67213]
 Rosefly
 , CA
It is a great design£¨ I like.
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09/13/2012 @ 00:49 [ref: 67212]
 Clifford L. Sheppard
 lake orion, MI
The bird that I learned to fly was the MU13E in the mid 1950's time frame. Much like the earlier birds but with higher performance.
07/28/2010 @ 00:56 [ref: 28417]
 MICHAEL PACITTI
 TORONTO, ON
THE IMAGE ON FILE HERE IN COLOR IS SERIAL NUMBER 92 FROM 1952.
IF ANYONE IS WRITING OR ILLUSTRATING INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC OR UNUSUAL AIRCRAFT AND JUST ABOUT ANY AIRCRAFT, I HAVE OVER 5,000 HIGH RES IMAGES FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE RAW FORM AVAILABLE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PASS IT ON AND OR CONTACT ME AT PACITTI@ROGERS.COM - YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND ME ON EBAY UNDER SKYWORLDCANADA
12/21/2008 @ 15:59 [ref: 23301]
 Ron Tuttle
 , TN
Patrick, I may have sent you a photo of my TG-3A for your book. If not please let me know.

Re: color schemes of the TG-3A's, I had a conversation with Paul Schweizer a few years ago about the colors used on the TG-3A's that were delivered to the UAAAF in WWII, and he advised that only the first (prototype) plane was a yellow/blue color scheme and all of the remaining were silver (dope base) with standard white star/blue roundel markings. I was restoring a TG-3A at the time and wanted to get it right. The bird at the PIMA museum is nice (and that's OK), but far from being historically accurate. There is some flying footage of my bird on You Tube under TG3 or WWII Glider. There are a few minor mods made by previous owners on this bird that I did not change back so I cannot talk... Take care all RT

07/30/2008 @ 17:46 [ref: 22303]
 Ron Tuttle
 , TN
Patrick, I may have sent you a photo of my TG-3A for your book. If not please let me know.

Re: color schemes of the TG-3A's, I had a conversation with Paul Schweizer a few years ago about the colors used on the TG-3A's that were delivered to the UAAAF in WWII, and he advised that only the first (prototype) plane was a yellow/blue color scheme and all of the remaining were silver (dope base) with standard white star/blue roundel markings. I was restoring a TG-3A at the time and wanted to get it right. The bird at the PIMA museum is nice (and that's OK), but far from being historically accurate. There is some flying footage of my bird on You Tube under TG3 or WWII Glider. There are a few minor mods made by previous owners on this bird that I did not change back so I cannot talk... Take care all RT

07/30/2008 @ 17:46 [ref: 22302]
 Ron Tuttle
 , TN
Patrick, I may have sent you a photo of my TG-3A for your book. If not please let me know.

Re: color schemes of the TG-3A's, I had a conversation with Paul Schweizer a few years ago about the colors used on the TG-3A's that were delivered to the UAAAF in WWII, and he advised that only the first (prototype) plane was a yellow/blue color scheme and all of the remaining were silver (dope base) with standard white star/blue roundel markings. I was restoring a TG-3A at the time and wanted to get it right. The bird at the PIMA museum is nice (and that's OK), but far from being historically accurate. There is some flying footage of my bird on You Tube under TG3 or WWII Glider. There are a few minor mods made by previous owners on this bird that I did not change back so I cannot talk... Take care all RT

07/30/2008 @ 17:45 [ref: 22301]
 Patrick Martin
 Langley, BC
I am writing a book concerning the aviation history of the Royal Canadian Navy, which acquired two Schweizer SGS 2-12 TG-3A gliders back in 1946 (one was US serial number 42-253119). Several others and myself have been trying to find a clear photo of a Schweizer SGS 2-12 TG-3A without success (never mind finding the one overall white example the RCN used). Would anyone have such a photo (maybe) 1 MB, to use in my book?

Patrick Martin
Langley Canada

06/15/2006 @ 17:58 [ref: 13528]
 Chic White
 Alexandria, VA
Two questions: First, is the color scheme on the TG-3A located at the Pima Museum authentic? Second, does anyone have drawings of the cockpit area (tubing and instrument panel) of the TG-3A that they could copy and I purchase. I am building a 133 inch scale radio control model of it and would like to detail the cockpit area. Matter of fact, Mr. Martin who has a comment on this aircraft is manufacturing these models. Send him an email if interested. Send me an email if you can make me a happy camper with those drawings. Great short kit.
06/18/2005 @ 18:43 [ref: 10512]

 

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