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Bristol Aeronautical Co XLRQ-1


During 1942 the U.S. Navy let contracts for the development of several amphibious transport gliders. Two of the contracts called for twelve-seaters manufactured primarily from non-strategic materials, these being the Allied XLRA-1 and the Bristol XLRQ-1.

The Bristol XLRQ-1 produced by the Bristol Aeronautical Company of New Haven, Conn., was a low-wing cantilever monoplane. Its overall span and length were 72 ft (21.94 m) and 40 ft (12.2 m) respectively, and there were four prototypes (BuAer Nos. 11651-54), although it is not certain that all of these gliders were completed. A production order was placed for one hundred LRQ-1 gliders (BuAer Nos. 33715-814), but this was cancelled in 1943.

Wing span: 72 ft (21.94 m).
Length: 40 ft (12.2 m).



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