General Airborne Transport CG-16 in flight

General Airborne Transport CG-16 in flight
Here we see the Airborne and General MC-1, the first prototype of an unusual glider that was given the military designation CG-16. The design utilised a 'lifting fuselage', in which the cargo compartment provided much of the lift. Although the theory was sound, this aircraft was destroyed on its second flight after poorly secured ballast shifted, causing the centre of balance to shift too far to the rear.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (8 June 2019), General Airborne Transport CG-16 in flight , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_CG-16_flight.html

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