Waco CG-4A Glider (United States)- 3d model
Waco CG-4A Glider

Waco CG-4A Glider (United States)- 3d model

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Part Number:HBG- Waco CG-4A Glider
Scale of Model:

Global 39 Scale = 1.43" (36.4mm) Wingspan (Click here to purchase on Shapeways)
1/700 Scale = 1.43" (36.4mm) Wingspan (Click here to purchase on Shapeways)
1/600 Scale = 1.67" (42.5mm) Wingspan = (Click here to purchase on Shapeways)

Rules on how to use this piece in HBG's Global War Game.

The Waco Glider was a fabric covered wood and metal glider capable of carrying 13 combat troops, one light vehicle (light trucks, jeeps & trailers) or a 75mm howitzer.

Purchase: Gliders must be placed at a factory when produced

Movement: Gliders move with their base unit, which must be either a strategic bomber (unless stated otherwise) or an air transport.  Such an aircraft has its range reduced by 2 when towing a glider.   A glider can otherwise move “1” in non-combat movement.   A glider remains in the zone it attacks and does not return with the towing unit.

Transporting Units: A glider can transport 1 infantry in combat movement. That infantry need not be an airborne but may not be a mechanized infantry.

Attack: Gliders must be delivered to their destination and have no combat move of their own.   Upon reaching their destination they and their towing aircraft are subject to AA fire.   After AA fire, Gliders land in the zone and units from them can participate in the attack.  Units attacking from a glider may not retreat.  Gliders are destroyed if the territory is not captured by the attacking units.

Restrictions: Gliders may never be launched from a carrier.










As base unit


Glider: The CG-4 Waco Glider may deliver 1 infantry unit.

Availability: 1942 (Turn 6)

The Waco CG-4A was the most widely used United States troop/cargo military glider of World War II. It was designated the CG-4A by the United States Army Air Forces, and named Hadrian in British military service. Designed by the Waco Aircraft Company, flight testing began in May 1942, and eventually more than 13,900 CG-4As were delivered.

Design and development:

The CG-4A was constructed of fabric-covered wood and metal and was crewed by a pilot and copilot. It had two fixed mainwheels and a tailwheel. The CG-4A could carry 13 troops and their equipment. Cargo loads could be a 1ton truck (i.e. a Jeep), a 75 mm howitzer, or a 14ton trailer, loaded through the upward-hinged nose section. C-47s were usually used as tow aircraft. A few C-46 tugs were used during and after Operation PlunderThe USAAF CG-4A tow line was 1116-inch-diameter (17 mm) nylon, 350 feet (107 m) long. The CG-4A pickup line was 1516inch- (24 mm)-diameter nylon, but only 225 ft (69 m) long including the doubled loop. In effort to identify areas where strategic materials could be reduced, a single XCG-4B was built at the Timm Aircraft Corporation using wood for the main structure.


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