Air transport by gliders : some technical observations

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This short analysis may be useful in determining the real tactical possibilities of "glider trains" and in adopting the course to be followed in possible studies of these questions. In this analysis most prominent are: (a) the power required for the train in level flight; (b) its speed; (c) climb; and (d) the type of airplane best suited for towing as well as design requirements for transport gliders.

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7 p. : ill.

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Stepniewski, Wieslaw June 1, 1941.

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This short analysis may be useful in determining the real tactical possibilities of "glider trains" and in adopting the course to be followed in possible studies of these questions. In this analysis most prominent are: (a) the power required for the train in level flight; (b) its speed; (c) climb; and (d) the type of airplane best suited for towing as well as design requirements for transport gliders.

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7 p. : ill.

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  • Air Transport by Gliders Some Technical Observations. The Aeroplane, vol.60. no. 1561. April 25, 1941. pp. 476-477.

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  • : 93R23356
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930094436 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-980
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930094436
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc63139

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  • June 1, 1941

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Stepniewski, Wieslaw. Air transport by gliders : some technical observations, report, June 1, 1941; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc63139/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.