BG-7 Briegleb   

General Details
Manufacturer: Briegleb
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: William G. Briegleb
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 1
L/DMax: 20 64 kph/ 35 kt/ 40 mph
MinSink: 0.88 m/s / 2.9 fps / 1.70 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
12.27 40.25 11.43 123 113 250 113 250 226 500 19.77 4.1 0 0
Aspect ratio: 13.1
Airfoil: NACA 4412
Structure: 2-Strut-braced, 2-spar, wood/fabric wings; metal/fabric tail; steel-tube/ fabric fuselage

The BG-7 was developed in 1940 by adding longer, tapered wings to the BG-6. Most have spoilers fitted, which the BG-6 lacked. Modifications were common, frequently in the cockpit area. The added span created some directional instabillity, so many BG-7’s had the rear fuselage lengthened or area added to the vertical fin.


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