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DFS 230 - Nazi Germany, 1938


Detailing the development and operational history of the DFS 230 Towed Transport Glider Aircraft.


 Entry last updated on 11/2/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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







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DFS 230 B-1 Specifications



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


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



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

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

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



Engine: None. This is a towed glider aircraft.

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

Armament / Mission Payload



OPTIONAL:
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, Users)



Nazi Germany

Model Variants



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


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