Schweizer TG-3A

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Schweizer
Markings
U.S. Army Air Force, 1942
Designation
TG-3A
Registration
N69064
Serial Number
15

Schweizer TG-3A

The TG-3A was derived from Schweizer’s SGS 2-12 civilian high performance sailplane. The aircraft is of all wood construction with a fabric covering. The Army evaluated two XTG-3s in 1942 and eventually ordered 110 of them to train combat glider pilots. Cadets were given five to six hours of instruction in the Schweizer before going on to the bigger troop carrying gliders they would fly into combat.

Specifications
Wingspan 54 ft
Length 27 ft 7 in
Height 8 ft
Weight 1,200 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 100 mph
Crew 2