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DFS 230

Nazi Germany (1938)
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The DFS 230 was the principle assault glider of the German Army in the early stages of World War 2.


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 ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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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.


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Origin: Nazi Germany
Year: 1938
Type: Towed Transport Glider Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug (DFS) - Nazi Germany
Production: 1,625
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Global Operators:
Nazi Germany
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the DFS 230 B-1 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
1


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
36.88 ft


Meters
11.24 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
72.11 ft


Meters
21.98 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
8.99 ft


Meters
2.74 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
1,896 lb


Kilograms
860 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
4,630 lb


Kilograms
2,100 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
None. This is a towed glider aircraft.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
130 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
210 kph


Knots
113 kts

Supported Weapon Systems:

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Armament - Hardpoints (0):

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