Did you know they took the engines off a DC-3 and it became a better glider than the proposed built ones at the time? The Douglas XCG-17 was one heck of a prototype that caused a life long Urban Legend.
The XCG-17 Glider by Charles L. Day
Complete list of XCG (1941-1955)
Davis, Larry (1995). C-47 "Skytrain in Action"
Day, Charles L. (2001). "The XCG-17 Glider" (PDF)
Mrazek, James E. "Fighting Gliders of World War 2"
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