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#AA-2116   1/72 scale  General Airborne XCG-16 / Cornelius XFG-1  Non-conventional gliders combo


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features



36 resin parts


Clear resin canopies, decal


XCG-16 span 388 mm


XFG-1 span 384 mm


Unit price: US$78

Shipping charge: US$12

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

XCG-16: In February 1942, Bowlus Sailplanes began the design and construction of flying wing glider. It was an intersting departure from the single-fiselage design which had been common to American gliders. A half-size prototype of the glider was completed later that year. Mr. Bowlous organized General Airborne Co., began a campaign to secue a government contract. In November 1943, a contract from Army Air Force was approved. The glider became XCG-16. It was tested and concluded unsatisfactory performanace.
XFG-1: In October 1943, the AAF wished to test the feasibility of extending the range of cargo and bombardment aircraft through the use of a trailing glider carrying fuel. The Cornelius Co developed the glider, which was to test an unusual forward-swept wings aerodynamic configuration. The XFG-1 made its first flight in October 1944. Later the year it was crashed. Meanwhile a new test model had been built. However, it was never accepted for productuion.









XCG-16: Military transport/assault glider / XFG-1 Fuel Glider

XCG-16: 91ft.10in. / XFG-1 54ft.

XCG-16: 48ft.4in. / XFG-1: 29ft.3in.

XCG-16: 18ft.4in.

XCG-16: 220 mph

XCG-16: 2 / XFG-1: 1

XCG-16: 42 troops / 10,050 pounds cargo

XFG-1: 764 gallons of fuel


Model References

The General Airborne XCG-16 and XFG-1 are suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S. military gliders during WWII

Frankfort XCG-1

Frankfort XCG-1

Waco CG-3A

Waco CG-4A

St. Louis XCG-5

St. Louis XCG-6

Bowlus XCG-7

Bowlus XCG-8


Laister Kauffman YCG-10A

Snead XCG-11

Read-York XCG-12

Waco CG-13A

Chase XCG-14

Waco XCG-15A

General XCG-16

Douglas XCG-17

Chase XCG-18A

Douglas XCG-19

Chase XCG-20

Cornelius XFG-1

Naval Aircraft Factory XLQ-1

Allied Aviation XLRA-1


Naval Aircraft Factory XLRN-1

U.S. Experimantal aircarft