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Waco Glider Description
The CG-4A Glider was the most widely used U.S. troop/cargo glider of WW II. Flight testing began in 1942 and eventually more than 12,000 CG-4As were procured. Fifteen companies manufactured CG-4As.
The primary military glider for American armed forces in World War II, the CG-4 is commonly known as the Waco Glider, or Hadrian in British use. Sixteen different companies built the CG-4, producing nearly 14,000 models for use during the war. The CG-4 could land 13 troops plus equipment, a quarter-ton Jeep, a 75mm howitzer, or a small trailer. In rare cases, small bulldozers were loaded aboard the gliders. In British use, the Hadrian was significantly smaller than other British gliders,…