|Restored CG-4A Glider from The Assault Glider Trust (UK), above photo.
This photo is shown to indicate that the bottom section of the CG-4A is made almost entirely of
formed wood and framing.
Waco CG-4A Glider
A.A.F. Serial Number: Unknown
|CG-4A Glider Cockpit, above photos.
This cockpit was found in New Jersey in early 2007. Most of the tubing is in very good condition, but the
bottom rear section has some very bad corrosion. The top two center window frame sections are also
|CG-4A Glider Cockpit left and right side, above photos.
|CG-4A Glider Cockpit, tow attachment point, left photo.
The MX-15-AIA-1 or MX/15-AIA-1 inter-aircraft radio plug is mounted on the co-pilot side of the window frame.
Pyrotechnic (Flare) Pistol Mount, right photo.
The Pyrotechnic Pistol Mount is mounted above the co-pilot in the cockpit. This was used to securely hold the AN-M8
Pyrotechnic (Flare) Pistol during discharge in the event a signal was required for landing.
|Another CG-4A Glider Cockpit owned by QuestMasters, above photos.
This cockpit was used as a source of spare tubing for other aircraft and projects after the war. Most of the rear seat area
and top tubing has been removed. The Pilot and Co-Pilot seat support area remains intact with the seat belt "D" Rings still
attached. The instrument panel support tubing also remains intact.
This cockpit section may be used to restore the cockpit at the top of this page or may be restored as a second CG-4A for
|CG-4A Glider Cockpit, floor and overhead, above photos.
|J-37/AIA-1A Radio Jack Box, left photo.
The J-37/AIA-1A or J-37-AIA-1A Jack Box was mounted under the pilot's instrument panel. This box connected the three
HS-33 Headsets and the T-17-B Microphone to the aircraft radio system.
The box pictured to the right is a New Old Stock (NOS) example of the Radio Jack Box.
This box is not in the QuestMasters collection and pictured for reference only.
|Total production of the CG-4A was 13,909 aircraft (this does not include the XCG-4A)
Manufacturers and Production Totals:
XCG-4A Waco 2
CG-4A-WO Waco 1074
CG-4A-BB Babcock 60
CG-4A-CE Cessna 750
CG-4A-CM Commonwealth 1470
CG-4A-FO Ford 4190
CG-4A-GA G. & A. Aircraft 627
CG-4A-GE General 1112
CG-4A-GN Gibson 1078
CG-4A-LK Laister-Kauf. 310
CG-4A National 1
CG-4A-NW Northwestern 1509
CG-4A-PR Pratt & Read 956
CG-4A-RI Ridgefield 162
CG-4A-RO Robertson 170
CG-4A-TI Timm 433
CG-4A-WA Ward 7
|The following items are needed for this CG-4A restoration:
Type C-14 Airspeed Indicator (part number 94-27952B)
AN-5825-1 Rate of Climb Indicator
AN-5820-1 Turn and Bank Indicator
Type C-14 Altimeter (part number 94-27342)
Type B-16 Compass (part number 94-27807)
Type M-2 Pyrotechnic Pistol Container
Type M-6 Signal Flare Container
AN-M37-42 Aircraft Signals (12 mounted)
Pilots Check List Holder (part number 39D3922)
Type A-2 Report Holder
Type C-7A Cockpit Lamp
J-37/AIA-1A Jack Box
M-367 Microphone Cover
MC-385C Adapter (3 mounted, 3 needed)
HS-33 Headset (3 mounted, 1 needed)
Type B-15 Safety Belt (2 mounted, 2 needed)
Type A-2 Fire Extinguisher
|Technical Order TO No. 09-40CA-49 (shown left) directed that all
CG-4As that had not been previously modified by the manufacturer
to have their windshield reworked and modified to prevent
windshields from blowing out during flight.
The CG-4A Cockpit shown on this page has had this modification.
The four sections of glass (shown above) are the replacement
glass sections used for this modification and will be used during
|HS-33 Headset, above left and right photo.
The CG-4A Glider utilized three HS-23 or HS-33 Headsets in the cockpit. One was used for the Pilot, one for the Co-Pilot
and a third for use by a crew member or passenger.
During 1943, the HS-33 low impedance headset was introduced based on the ANB-H-1 Earphone with an impedance of 600
ohms. For a period, the HS-23 and HS-33 Headsets were used in parallel. The HS-23 was equipped with a black PL-54 Plug
and the HS-33 with a red PL-354 Plug. It was possible to use the low impedance HS-33 Headset in a high impedance aircraft
communication system by connection through a MC-385 Adapter.
|AN-M8 Pyrotechnic (Flare) Pistol, above left photo.
The AN-M8 Flare Pistol was stored in the Type M-2 Pistol Container with the Type M-6 Signal Flare Container containing 12
AN-M37-42 Aircraft Signals.
Load Adjuster with Case, right photo.
Each aircraft was supplied with one load adjuster with case for balancing cargo prior to flight. The load adjuster was
supplied with a leather case and was mounted in the cockpit of the CG-4A. The end of the case is marked CG-4A and
LRW-1. The LRW-1 was the Navy and Marine Corps version of the Army Air Force CG-4A.