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Waco CG-4A 'Hadrian'

Description
  Manufacturer:Waco
  Base model:CG-4
  Designation:CG-4
  Version:A
  Nickname:Hadrian
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1941-1947
  Basic role:Transport Glider

Specifications
  Length: 48' 4" 14.7 m
  Height:12' 7" 3.8 m
  Wingspan: 83' 8" 25.5 m
  Wingarea: 852.0 sq ft 79.1 sq m
  Gross Weight: 7,499 lb 3,401 kg
  Max Weight: 7,500 lb 3,401 kg

Propulsion
  Powerplant: None

Performance
  Max Speed: 120 mph 193 km/h 104 kt

Known serial numbers
42-43628 / 42-43647, 42-43649 / 42-43678, 42-43754 / 42-43783, 42-43784 / 42-43843, 42-46322 / 42-46551 , 42-46552 / 42-46611 , 42-46612 / 42-46618 , 42-46619 / 42-46631 , 42-46917 / 42-46936 , 42-47392 / 42-47441 , 42-52777 / 42-52851 , 42-52852 , 42-52853 / 42-52881 , 42-53132 / 42-53281 , 42-53282 / 42-53331 , 42-55785 / 42-55844 , 42-56108 / 42-56607 , 42-56643 / 42-56696 , 42-56697 / 42-56702 , 42-57517 / 42-57526 , 42-57527 / 42-57618 , 42-58074 / 42-58109 , 42-61101 / 42-61460 , 42-61461 / 42-61820 , 42-61821 / 42-62210 , 42-62211 / 42-62600 , 42-62609 / 42-62812 , 42-62813 / 42-63349 , 42-68306 / 42-68335 , 42-73516 / 42-73595 , 42-73750 / 42-74112 , 42-74313 / 42-74612 , 42-77015 / 42-78014 , 42-78795 / 42-78844 , 42-78923 / 42-79422 , 42-79426 / 42-79545 , 43-19674 / 43-19957 , 43-27254 / 43-27469 , 43-36609 / 43-36708 , 43-36709 / 43-36808 , 43-36809 / 43-37008 , 43-37009 / 43-37508 , 43-39579 / 43-40778 , 43-40779 / 43-41278 , 43-41279 / 43-41778 , 43-41779 / 43-42128 , 43-42129 / 43-42228 , 43-42229 / 43-42728 , 43-42729 / 43-42828 , 45-5201 / 45-5275 , 45-5661 / 45-5975 , 45-5976 / 45-6700

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Kalamazoo Aviation History MuseumKalamazooMichigan
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Travis Air Force MuseumTravis AFBCalifornia
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Yankee Air MuseumBellevilleMichigan

CG-4A on display

Travis Air Force Museum

United States Air Force Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 john w. clemons jr
 1, PA
I have an original 3 man seat for a Waco CG4A anyone interested in buying. Are these rare excellent condition.
04/09/2014 @ 16:26 [ref: 68451]
 C Day
 , MI
Notice anything strange about the "Flak Bair" nose? The bottom of it is flat rather than rounded and the windows are different.This is a CG-15A nose section, minus the loading ramp, designated CG-4A for the less discriminating.
08/25/2013 @ 09:51 [ref: 68030]
 marc
 nijmegen the netherlands, NY
hello
ive got two glider parts wich i can not locate on any picture.
one is a inspection shutter\"open close\"made by ford
and one piece of metal with part no:28111-r
see images on this page.
thanks
marc
06/08/2010 @ 13:32 [ref: 26563]
 Peter De Brabander
 Denderbelle Belgium, OTH
Hello, I found a frame of a glider WACO GC-4A in France.
I'm looking for parts to complete the cockpit.
04/12/2010 @ 06:39 [ref: 26011]
 bastiaan
 , OTH
i am searching for a waco CG 4A i want to buy it for my own small museum
is there someone who knows one for sale
please contact me at bastiaan@cabaski.net
07/13/2008 @ 02:22 [ref: 21883]
 Charles Benoit
 Rochester, NY
Steve from Charlotte (or anyone else with manuals) - I'd really appreciate some flight manual information. Please contact me at crbenoit@hotmail.com or via my website, CharlesBenoit.com.
11/23/2007 @ 03:50 [ref: 18637]
 Steve
 Charlotte, NC
I have the complete authentic original CG-3 and CG-4 Flight Manuals and "Erection & Maintenance Manuals" as well as the "Structural Repair Manuals" in case anyone needs any info on them.Even manuals for every instrument used in them. Be glad to xerox a page you might need also :)
09/04/2007 @ 08:46 [ref: 17829]
 Tewrrence O\'Neill
 Carlyle, IL
I bought the last Waco, the tail-prop prototype, in 1961, from C.J. Bruckner in Troy, OH.. And In the spare parts I got two of the tow releases used on the CG-4A. Is anyone interested in them? What are they worth?
After a lot of work I restored the Model W to Airworthiness and flew it to Rockford (EAA) in 1964. Not useable as it was in R&D Category; after advertising it for sale for some time, finally parted it out. Still have a few Waco parts.


12/13/2006 @ 13:59 [ref: 14994]
 Walter E Raby
 Bellevue, WA
I flew the PG-2A from Laurengurg-Maxton AFB during 1945 plus lots of CG-4A time and I flew the first CG-4A over Tokyo and set up the first Glider program at Ishnomaki, Northern Japan. There is a man that built a CG-4A in Oregon and, I think they delivered it to Fort Bragg, however, I am not sure of the exact destination .
I was about the only pilot that wanted to fly the PG-2A and I had a ball flying whenever I wanted to. We had more planes at LMAB then we needed so everyone was encouraged to fly somewhere over the weekend. So, we flew the C-47's all the time on long weekends. My job at Base Ops was to figure the Weight and Balance for the weekend warriors as they didn't like to do it. But that job kept me from being discharged and I did that until I was relocated to Bergstrom AFB, Texas.
08/20/2005 @ 02:50 [ref: 11036]
 Benjamin Clark
 Lubbock, TX
Come and see the fully restored, original CG-4A at the Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, TX. We'd love to see you during the WW2 Glider Pilots Reunion Oct. 14-17. Check out our website at http://www.silentwingsmuseum.com.
08/28/2004 @ 23:30 [ref: 8173]

 
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