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#1 Posted : 26 December 2018 19:10:40

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There were numerous gliders used in WW2, but what happened to them once they had landed in some far flung field?

The answer was to hook em up and "drag em oot". This job was accomplished by specially adapted C47`s and I`ve attached a link below showing how this was achieved:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgu5yh0HkgY

The history of a C47 called "Drag Em Oot" is in the link below and this aircraft still flies today and performs parachute drops at air displays.

http://www.ruudleeuw.com/c47-dragemoot.htm

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Kev the Modeller
#2 Posted : 26 December 2018 22:35:20

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Very interesting stuff Derek, thanks for sharing! Cool ThumpUp

Amazing watching that video in that the tug could pull a 1-ton glider from stationary into being airborne in just 6 seconds and not be dragged out of the sky itself!! Blink Huh

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Kev the Modeller wrote:


Amazing watching that video in that the tug could pull a 1-ton glider from stationary into being airborne in just 6 seconds and not be dragged out of the sky itself!! Blink Huh

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Especially as the tug is so low. You`d expect it to come down before the glider even took off.

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#4 Posted : 26 December 2018 22:59:01

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delboy271155 wrote:
Kev the Modeller wrote:


Amazing watching that video in that the tug could pull a 1-ton glider from stationary into being airborne in just 6 seconds and not be dragged out of the sky itself!! Blink Huh

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Especially as the tug is so low. You`d expect it to come down before the glider even took off.

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I should imagine there was a rather strong tightening of the muscles around the derrier for the tug pilot! Lol! Blink Laugh

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