TG-2 Glider 

Manufacturer: Schweizer Aircraft Corp, Elmira, NY
Designation: TG-2
Type: Glider (Training)
Specifications
Length: 25'
Height: 8'
Wingspan: 52'
Crew: 2
Maximum Passenger Payload: 450 lbs
   
Performance
Glide Ratio: 18 to 1
Sinking Speed: three feet per second
Towing Speed: 89 mph
Max Speed: 72 mph
Stall Speed: 30mph

 

This two-seat, utility sail plane was built during World War II by Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Elmira, NY. A basic trainer, TG-2's were used to train glider pilots at Palmdale, CA, who then moved to advanced training in CG-4 gliders at Victorville, CA. The pilots then moved on to the larger Waco built gliders for training at March Field before going overseas.

 

CG-4 gliders were instrumental in many of the most prominent assaults of WW 2. CG-4s transported men and equipment into Sicily, Normandy, the Rhine River crossing, Burma and Luzon in the Philippines.

 

The semi-cantilevered, strut-braced, high wing monoplane has a wing area of 210 square feet. It has an unsprung single-wheel landing gear and nose skid. This aircraft is on loan from the NMUSAF


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