The CG-4A, more commonly known as the Waco Glider, was the most widely used United States troop/cargo military glider of World War II. The Waco Glider was constructed of fabric-covered wood and metal; it was crewed by a pilot and copilot and could carry 13 troops and their equipment. They went into operation in July 1943 during the Allied invasion of Sicily. They participated in the American airborne landings in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and in other important airborne operations in Europe and in the China Burma India Theater. After World War II ended, most of the remaining Gliders were declared surplus and almost all were sold. The last known use of the CG-4A was in the early 1950s by the USAF with an Arctic detachment aiding scientific research.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/56 Scale Model
- 18 Inch Wingspan
- 10 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood