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Chase YCG-14

During the Second World War, Chase Aircraft produced an assault glider called the Chase CG-14, which was also referred to as the G-14 or Model MS.1.

However, the aircraft did not advance beyond the prototype stage and was surpassed by more advanced and larger glider designs.

Chase’s inaugural aircraft, the CG-14, emerged as their first creation following the establishment of the company in 1943.

In contrast to the Laister-Kauffman CG-10, the CG-14 was chosen as the preferred option.

Due to the scarcity of spruce caused by its allocation to more crucial wartime endeavours, the XG-14 was meticulously crafted from marine-grade mahogany.

Notably, this glider boasted enhanced safety measures, surpassing its predecessors in terms of crash protection.

After its inception in 1943, Chase embarked on the development of its maiden aircraft, the CG-14.

Opting for the CG-14 over the Laister-Kauffman CG-10, Chase utilized marine-grade mahogany for its construction, as spruce was in high demand for vital war-related projects.

The XG-14, as it was later named, stood out with its superior crash protection capabilities, setting it apart from earlier gliders.

On January 4, 1945, the XCG-14 embarked on its inaugural flight.

After a series of successful flight trials, two enhanced versions of the aircraft were created: the XCG-14A, constructed with a combination of wood and metal, and the larger YCG-14A.

Despite the war’s conclusion, the CG-14 was among the limited number of glider projects that persisted.

Nevertheless, it was soon surpassed by a superior aircraft, the XCG-18.
Chase MS.1
Company designation for the XCG-14
First prototype, all-wooden, 16 seats.
Wood and metal version of XCG-14, 24 seats.
Production prototype version of XCG-14A, superseded by XCG-14B.
Chase MS.7
Company designation for the XCG-14B
Enlarged, improved variant, redesignated XCG-18, 2 built.
One 1-ton 4 x 4 truck + 3 soldiers
One M3A1 75 mm howitzer + crew
18 troops fully equipped
42 ft 10.5 in (13.069 m)
71 ft 9.6 in (21.885 m)
6 ft 9.6 in (2.073 m)
Wing area
507 sq ft (47.1 m2)
Aspect ratio
NACA 23016
Empty weight
3,237 lb (1,468 kg)
Max take-off weight
7,605 lb (3,450 kg)
Maximum speed
170 mph (270 km/h, 150 kn) Maximum Aero-tow speed
Stall speed
60 mph (97 km/h, 52 kn) flaps down
Never exceed speed
200 mph (320 km/h, 170 kn)
Airborne Combat: The Glider War/Fighting Gliders of WWII-James E Mrazek.

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