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Waco CG-4 Gliders
to be towed by C-47 Skytrains

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Waco Expendable Glider

C-47 Skytrains and Waco CG-4 gliders lined up and reay for takeoff.
U.S. Air Force photo shows C-47 Skytrains and CG-4A Waco gliders linked up and ready for takeoff.

The Waco Cg-4 glider was favored where small size was a benefit and generally considered expendable in combat .

Thirteen thousand nine hundred and three were built.