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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 2/6/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  DFS 230  
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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
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Nazi Germany
Year: 1938
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Type: Towed Transport Glider Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug (DFS) - Nazi Germany
Production: 1,625
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 1
Length: 36.88 ft (11.24 m)
Width: 72.11 ft (21.98 m)
Height: 8.99 ft (2.74 m)
Empty Weight: 1,896 lb (860 kg)
MTOW: 4,630 lb (2,100 kg)

Installed Power
None. This is a towed glider aircraft.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 130 mph (210 kph; 113 kts)

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.

Operators List
Nazi Germany

Series 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

Supported Weapon Systems
Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun