Aircraft 42-58662 Data

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42-58662

1942 Taylorcraft TG-6 C/N Not found

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Latest photos of 42-58662
  • 42-58662 @ DMA - Taylorcraft TG-6 - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ DMA
  • 42-58662 @ KDMA - On display at the Pima Air and Space Museum - by Todd Royer by Todd Royer @ KDMA
  • 42-58662 - Taylorcraft DC-65 (converted to TG-6) at the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson AZ - by Ingo Warnecke by Ingo Warnecke
  • 42-58662 - Taylorcraft DC-65 (converted to TG-6) at the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson AZ - by Ingo Warnecke by Ingo Warnecke

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Taylorcraft
Model:TG-6    Search all Taylorcraft TG-6
Year built:1942
Construction Number (C/N):Not found
Aircraft Type:Glider
Number of Seats:N/A
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:None
Engine Manufacturer and Model:None NONE

Aircraft

Registration Number:42-58662
Current Status:Preserved

Owner

Owner:Pima Air & Space Museum
Address:,
United States

User Comments

Malcolm Clarke, 2016-02-12 11:39:35
 Modified from Taylorcraft DC-65 N59134.
Note.
Early in World War II the Army Air Forces recognized a requirement for a simplified training glider for beginning instruction of pilots who would go on to fly troop gliders in combat. The quickest solution was to modify existing civilian light aircraft designs to serve as gliders. The Piper, Aeronca, and Taylorcraft companies each modified one of their designs for Army use. The Taylorcraft offering was designated as TG-6 and was modified from the company's L-2 Grasshopper. Modifications included a redesigned nose that replaced the engine with a seat for an instructor, slightly enlarged tail, and redesigned landing gear. The modifications for the prototype were done in only nine days.