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C-47 + Waco assault gliders

28 April 2016
C-47 and Waco CG-4 assault glider at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force—Ken LaRock photo/NMUSAF image archive

The archetype pairing of the assault glider force for the U.S. military in WW II was the Douglas C-47 Skytrain and the Waco CG-4 assault glider at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force—Ken LaRock photo/National Museum of the USAF image archive

C-47 retrieving/extracting a Waco CG-4 retrieval—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 retrieving/extracting a Waco CG-4 assault glider with a hook and elastic cord system—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain tows a Waco CG-15 assault glider with a four foot long T2 tow bar—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

C-47 Skytrain tows a Waco CG-15 assault glider with the use of a four foot long T2 tow bar (the CG-15 was an improved version of the famous CG-4 which could fly at a faster airspeed for the benefit of the towing aircraft)—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

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