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Waco "UEC"

The Weaver Aircraft Company (WACO) of Lorain, Ohio was established in 1921. In 1924 they moved to Troy, Ohio and became America's leading civilian aircraft manufacturer from 1928-1935.

WACO also produced the large troop carrying glider used in all the major invasions of WWII.

The best selling WACO was the Model 10, over 1100 models were produced by the end of 1930.

The UEC was the first Waco, and the only bi-plane in the Yanks collection, to use tension-compression struts to replace the familiar crossed steel flying wires.

Many innovative ideas were incorporated into the UEC, like the speed-ring cowling and wheel pants for streamlined appearance and performance.  A center hinged bar allowed the swing-over-steering wheel to provide dual control capability.

Versatility best described the new Waco, it quickly adapted to many new occupations.

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