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|General Aircraft GAL.55|
|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer||General Aircraft Limited|
The GAL.55 was a two-seat training glider to meet Air Ministry Specification TX.3/43. The requirement called for a glider to train transport glider pilots and the GAL.55 had side-by-side seating, a tricycle landing gear, split trailing edge flaps and dive brakes. Two gliders were built, the first flew in 1943 from Hanworth, the type flew well but they did not handle like the contemporary Hotspur and Horsa. Having no training value the type did not enter production.
Data from Ellison 1971, p. 127
- Crew: 2
- Length: 25 ft 6.5 in (7.785 m)
- Wingspan: 35 ft 1.5 in (10.706 m)
- Wing area: 182 sq ft (16.9 m2)
- Aspect ratio: 6.8
- Empty weight: 1,650 lb (748 kg)
- Gross weight: 2,350 lb (1,066 kg)
- Maximum speed: 225 mph (362 km/h, 196 kn)
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