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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 | Last Edited: 2/6/2018






Specifications



Year:
1938
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
1
[ 1,625 Units ] :
Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug (DFS) - Nazi Germany
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Length:
36.88 ft (11.24 m)
Width/Span:
72.11 ft (21.98 m)
Height:
8.99 ft (2.74 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the DFS 230 B-1 production model)
Empty Weight:
1,896 lb (860 kg)
MTOW:
4,630 lb (2,100 kg)
(Diff: +2,734lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the DFS 230 B-1 production model)
None. This is a towed glider aircraft.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the DFS 230 B-1 production model)
Maximum Speed:
130 mph (210 kph; 113 kts)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the DFS 230 B-1 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
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.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the DFS 230 B-1 production model)
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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