Original WWII U.S. CG-4A WACO Glider Load Adjuster with Leather Case & Hanger in Mint Unissued Condition

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Original Item: Only One Available. Original U.S. Waco Glider (CG-4A) Load Adjuster with its original leather case. Made by Cox & Stevens Aircraft Corporation, of Mineola, New York. The case is marked with the designation for the Waco, CG-4A, along with the Navy/Marine Corps designation for the Waco, LRW-1.

This looks similar to a conventional slide rule but was used to ensure the correct weight distribution throughout the airframe depending on the amount troops on board, whether a jeep or howitzer is included in the payload and so forth. Load Adjusters were crucial tools for pilots and loadmasters alike, especially for a glider.

In excellent unissued condition with sliding perspex 'curser' and leather hardcase. It even has the metal mounting bracket to attach it to a wall. possibly inside a glider. The WACO participated in the American Airborne landings in Normandy in June 1944 as well as in other important airborne operations in Europe and the CBI theatre.

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