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DFS 230


Towed Transport Glider Aircraft (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.



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Specifications



Service Year
1938

Origin
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Nazi Germany

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
1

Production
1,625
UNITS


Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Segelflug (DFS) - Nazi Germany
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)


Length
36.9 ft
(11.24 m)
Width/Span
72.1 ft
(21.98 m)
Height
9.0 ft
(2.74 m)
Empty Wgt
1,896 lb
(860 kg)
MTOW
4,630 lb
(2,100 kg)
Wgt Diff
+2,734 lb
(+1,240 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the DFS 230 B-1 production variant)
Installed: None. This is a towed glider aircraft.
Max Speed
130 mph
(210 kph | 113 kts)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the DFS 230 B-1 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
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.


Supported Types


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(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0


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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