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General Airbourne Transport XCG-7 / XCG-8

Early in 1942 Bowlus was awarded a contract by the USAAF for two troop gliders - the eight-place XCG-7 and the 15-place XCG-8. The smaller glider was structurally unsound and failed official tests. The larger XCG-8 was really too large for Bowlus to handle and Douglas Aircraft came to the rescue. But this glider, too, failed to come up to scratch structurally; and both projects came to nothing.


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