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DFS 230

Towed Transport Glider Aircraft

DFS 230

Towed Transport Glider Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The DFS 230 was the principle assault glider of the German Army in the early stages of World War 2.
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ORIGIN: Nazi Germany
YEAR: 1938
STATUS: Retired, Out-of-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug (DFS) - Nazi Germany
PRODUCTION: 1,625
OPERATORS: Nazi Germany
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the DFS 230 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
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 pounds (860 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 4,630 pounds (2,100 kilograms)
ENGINE: None. This is a towed glider aircraft.
SPEED (MAX): 130 miles-per-hour (210 kilometers-per-hour; 113 knots)




ARMAMENT



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.
VARIANTS



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






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 150mph
Lo: 75mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (130mph).

    Graph average of 112.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
1625
1625

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue