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Navy XLRQ-1 Glider
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Author:  dmvsuper [ Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:24 pm ]
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Here's one for someone to model.

In 1943 the US Navy called for the construction of a twelve passenger amphibious glider. The contract for 100 gliders went to the Bristol Aeronautical Corporation which produced the XLRQ-1 glider. Four were produced and in 1943 the remaining orders were cancelled. The four XLRQ-1's that were produced had serial numbers of 11651, 11652, 11653, and 11654.


Author:  willygoat [ Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:24 pm ]
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That's pretty cool! I like the canopy at the nose. Very sleek. I also noticed the Grumman XF-5 in the back. That must be X-plane land. Well, except for the Kaydet and the Helldiver.

Author:  Rob [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:15 am ]
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Probably taken at Patuxent River, Md--the Navy's base for experimental aircraft evaluation. Just like at Edwards or Eglin, not all the planes will be experimental....a lot of need of chase planes and airframes to install experimental gear. Standard planes will always outnumber the exotic.

Author:  BOB MARTIN [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:39 am ]
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Hum....Navy Gliders :?

Author:  lepercan [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:50 am ]
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They were going to make the Marines use them, Bob.

Author:  BOB MARTIN [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:19 pm ]
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Learn something everyday :roll: I know that some German U-boats launched and towed small Gyro gliders to spot approaching enemy ships. I also read somewhere that if one was spotted close by, the U boat would dive and cut loose the Gyro, and of course the pilot as well :shock:
As a matter of fact the Gyrocopter, I built & flew, was designed from plans that Benson Gyrocopters got from Germany after the war.

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