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DFS 230

Towed Transport Glider Aircraft

The DFS 230 was the principle assault glider of the German Army in the early stages of World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 2/6/2018
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Year: 1938
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Manufacturer(s): Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug (DFS) - Nazi Germany
Production: 1,625
Crew: 1
Length: 36.88 ft (11.24 m)
Width: 72.11 ft (21.98 m)
Height: 8.99 ft (2.74 m)
Weight (Empty): 1,896 lb (860 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 4,630 lb (2,100 kg)
Power: None. This is a towed glider aircraft.
Speed: 130 mph (210 kph; 113 kts)
Operators: Nazi Germany


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.

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Variants / Models

• 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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