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Briegleb BG-6
Role Single-seat Glider
National origin United States
Manufacturer Sailplane Corporation of America
Designed by William G Briegleb
First flight 1939
Number built 9 (+67 kits)

The Briegleb BG-6 was a 1930s single-seat glider designed by William G. Briegleb to be both factory and homebuilt.


The BG-6 is a high-wing single-seat glider with a steel-tube and fabric fuselage, wooden wings with fabric covering and a metal and fabric tail. The type certificate was approved on 14 September 1940[1]

Nine gliders were built by Briegleb's company the Sailplane Corporation of America and 67 kits were sold to home builders. [2] Three factory-built gliders were impressed into service with the United States Army Air Force in 1942.[3]


Company designation for both factory and homebuilt aircraft.
United States Army Air Corps designation for three factory built BG-6s which were impressed as training gliders in 1942.[3]


 United States

Specifications (BG-6)

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 4 in (9.86 m)
  • Wing area: 117.5 ft² (10.91 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 8.9
  • Gross weight: 425 lb (193 kg)


  • Rate of sink: 179 ft/min (0.91 m/s)

See also

Related lists




  1. ^ FAA Type Certifcate GTC6
  2. ^ a b Sailplane Directory
  3. ^ a b Andrade 1979, page 170


  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN ISBN 0 904597 22 9.  
  • Sailplane Directory

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