|Manufacturer||Waco Aircraft Company|
|Primary user||US Army Air Forces|
The Waco CG-15 was an American military glider, which was developed from the CG-4. Although outwardly similar to its predecessor and carrying the same number of passengers, a number of changes in the design, including shortened wings and a more streamlined nose enabled it to travel faster. 1,000 were ordered and 473 were delivered before production ceased. Two were transferred to the Navy for testing as the XLR2W-1. One unit was converted into an XPG-3 powered glider which used two Jacobs R-755-9 radial engines.
- Prototype converted from a CG-4A, one conversion.
- New-build prototypes, two built.
- Production variant, redesignated G-15A in 1948, 427 built.
- One XCG-15A fitted with two R-755-9 engines, redesignated G-3A in 1948.
- Two CG-15As transferred to the United States Navy.
- PG-3 redesignated in 1948.
- CG-15A redesignated in 1948.
- Crew: 2 pilots
- Capacity: 13 troops
- Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m)
- Wingspan: 62 ft 2 in (18.95 m)
- Height: ()
- Wing area: 623 ft² (57.88 m²)
- Empty weight: 4,000 lb (1,814 kg)
- Loaded weight: 8,035 lb (3,644 kg)
- Useful load: 4,035 lb (1,830 kg)
- Maximum speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
- Wing loading: 12.9 lb/ft² (62.96 kg/m²)
- "Fiddlersgreen paper model of WACO CG-4 Invasion Glider with historical notes and photos". http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/Aircraft/WACO-CG-4.html.
- Handon, David. "WACO CG-15A". Dave's warbirds.com. http://www.daveswarbirds.com/usplanes/aircraft/cg-15a.htm. Retrieved 30 April 2007.
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