the setup used to snatch gliders off the ground at
remote locations. There is a loop of rope attached to the top of
two poles under the C-47. There is a reel in the C-47 that lets out additional rope after the hookup is successful. This was
used in Burma, probably the wisest and most successful use of CG-4A's. Multiple resuppply and Medevac missions were
completed, from locations that were secured prior to use of the gliders.
a closeup of the hook mechanism of the CG-4A from the
backside. The back of the instrument panel is also visible. Some
installations had the hook mechanism
mounted at the top of the windshield. John Eaton photo of the CG-4A nose section on display at the Travis AFB Museum.
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