22/v/44 – A/I Test with F/L Cook (RNZAF)

22nd May 14:55
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/L Cook
Navigator (R): Self
A/I TEST & CINE-GUN
A/I Excellent. Cine on Dakotas towing Waco gliders
0:35

The WACO Glider was a USAF aircraft that could carry either: up to 13 troops, a 1⁄4 ton truck, a 75 mm howitzer, or a 1⁄4 ton trailer, which were loaded through the hinged nose section. The tow line was 350ft long – a potential hazard for other aircraft in the area if they weren’t paying attention!

USAF Waco Glider (Image Source - Wikipedia)

USAF Waco Glider
(Image Source – Wikipedia)

 

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