Quick Facts


The Flying Jeep / Coffin


Part of the Air Zoo Collection

Location: Flight Innovation Center, East Wing

The CG-4A Hadrian (Americans called it the Flying Jeep) was constructed of a fabric-covered wood wing and a fabric-covered tubular fuselage frame.

The objective of these airborne combatants were to secure strategic enemy positions and prevent counter attacks once the main thrust gained a foothold. In the Burma action, gliders brought in the earth-moving equipment and set up a landing strip in the jungle in one night with C-47s bringing in troops and supplies before the Japanese even knew they were there!