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WACO CG-4A
TerrellC
Vehicle type Glider
Games found Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: Breakthrough
Medal of Honor: Vanguard
Player controllable? No
Crew 2
Movement
Speed 240 km/h (150 mph)


The WACO CG-4 was the primary military/cargo glider in service with the United States Army, issued to the Glider Infantry Regiments of the 82nd, 101st and 17th Airborne Divisions. These gliders, the American equivalent to the British Horsa Glider were used in almost every American airborne campaign in the ETO, from Operation: Neptune all the way to Operation: Varsity. With over 13,900 produced, the CG-4A's even outnumbered the infamous C-47 Skytrains. Made out of wood and canvas, they were light, but lacked proper armor and protection, requiring greater numbers to maintain their effectiveness as a whole. Towed in by transport aircraft before being detached, allowing the glider pilot autonomous control. One CG-4A could be towed by a C-47 at one time, while two can be towed by a C-53 Skytrooper.

HistoryEdit

The CG-4A's first combat operation was during Operation: Husky when it deployed the men of the 82nd Airborne Division. Even so, in Breakthrough, they seem to be manned by the men of Patton's 7th Army. Baker is deployed near Gela, albeit his crew dead and Jeep disabled. After surviving his glider's crash and an encounter with an Italian patrol, Baker continues his mission, disabling multiple anti-aircraft positions, hooking up with Phillips and defending his CG-4A against Italian armor and infantry, later moving on to an airfield not far from their original position.

The CG-4A also makes an appearance in Medal of Honor: Vanguard, the medium by which Frank Keegan is deployed into Normandy as a part of Operation Neptune. Even though the CG-4A is only mentioned in these two instances, it has seen combat in many operations, including Operation: Neptune, Market-Garden and Varsity. It is also seen in Medal of Honor: Airborne's theatrical trailer which portrayed Operation: Varsity, showing the 17th Airborne and the USAAF storming the Ruhr area.

Glider

The pilot of Baker's CG-4A heading into Sicily.

AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Even though the first glider operation didn't occur until Operation: Neptune in Normandy, it is first featured in Operation: Husky in Sicily.

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