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  • DFS 230 Towed Transport Glider

    The DFS 230 was the principle assault glider of the German Army in the early stages of World War 2.

     Updated: 5/1/2015; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    DFS 230 B-1 Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1938
    Type: Towed Transport Glider
    National Origin: Nazi Germany
    Manufacturer(s): Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug (DFS) - Nazi Germany
    Production Total: 1,625

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 1
    Length: 36.88 feet (11.24 meters)
    Width: 72.11 feet (21.98 meters)
    Height: 8.99 feet (2.74 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 1,896 lb (860 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 4,630 lb (2,100 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): None. This is a towed glider aircraft.

    Maximum Speed: 130 mph (210 kph; 113 knots)

    Armament / Mission Payload

    1 x 7.92mm MG 15 machine gun in cockpit rear
    2 x 7.92mm MG 34 machine guns in fixed, forward-firing mounts along forward fuselage sides.

    Global Operators / Customers

    Nazi Germany

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    DFS 230 - Base Series Designation

    DFS 230 A-1

    DFS 230 A-2

    DFS 230 B-1

    DFS 230 B-2

    DFS 230 C-1

    DFS 230 D-1

    DFS 230 F-1