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AGA Aviation XCG-9

Mark Nankivil

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Greetings All -

Another find at the National Soaring Museum was this wind tunnel model of the AGA Aviation XCG-9.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Oh WOW!!!!!!!! :eek:

I'd been dreaming of seeing this design for EVER! Thank you so much.

A.G.A. took over where Pitcairn left off, failed to get the USAAF interested in the XO-61 autogyro (a very innovative design) and as G & A (then Firestone) they also submitted (unsuccessfully) their GA-45 helicopter to the USAAF as the YR-14. What a shame because they had a very interesting approach to designing aircraft and were no longer heard of after that.

The Pitcairn XO-61 can be seen here:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6150.msg50630
 

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Very interesting aircraft! Thank you very much!
 

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The XCG-9 was a 30 troop glider. Two examples (known as model G.5) were ordered on 3 July 1942 with serials 42-56697/56698 but these were not built. The contract was cancelled on 2 December 1942, by which time Autogyros, Gliders and Airplanes (AGA) had restructured as Gliders and Airplanes (G & A).
Specifications:
span: 108'6", 33.07 m
length: 63'11", 19.48 m
max. speed: 150 mph, 241 km/h
 

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Has someone a picture of the related waterborne glider (twin-hull, same company)? This would be even better... But this scale model is already wonderful, thanks... ;D
 

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"Has someone a picture of the related waterborne glider "

Sorry, not about this aircraft itself, only about a flying manned model in 1 to
2.5 scale. And the photo actually isn't good at all .. :-\

The other picture is an artist impression XCG-9, both pictures are from
J.E.Mrazek "Kampfsegler im 2. Weltkrieg" (Assault Gliders of WW II)
 

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Re: AGA Aviation XCG-9/XLRG-1

The XLRG-1 was a twin hulled amphibious glider with accommodation for a pilot and 12 troops in each hull. Development was ordered on 23 December 1941 and a 40% model flew with a civil registration (according to my info). Production was considered as LR2N but the programme was cancelled in 1943
 

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