Model: unknown

Name: Albatross


Date: 2011

Status: Operational service

Country: United States

Service: U.S. Coast Guard

Designation: EG-9A

Synopsis: The U.S. Coast Guard has recently received a batch of four Northrop Grumman EG-9A Albatross gliders. They are typically towed by HC-130 Hercules transports and are used to patrol the coastlines silently at night at various altitudes.

I used a Northrop Grumman RQ-4N Global Hawk as a basis and a Cessna 526 Citation Jet Trainer for the cockpit.


Viewers' comments:
  • "This is a weird and pleasant-looking airplane..." (Tophe)
  • "Stargazer, I don't have words... perfectly fine... and... it's realistic... Thanks for huge pleasure to see it!" (JazzTime)
  • "I thought I saw some Global Hawk in there..." (Robert)

My comments:

There is nothing that is technically impossible about this glider, but gliders are simply not used by the U.S. military for tasks other than training.