Dfs 230

DFS 230A-1
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Description
Role Troop glider
Crew
First Flight
Entered Service
Manufacturer DFS
Dimensions
Length > 11.3 m

37ft 0in
Wingspan 21.1 m

69ft 1in
Height 2.8 m

9ft 4in
Wing Area 38.1 m²

410 ft²
bgcolor="#87CEEB" colspan="3">Weights
Empty > 770 kg

1,700 lbs
Loaded 2,040 kg

4,500 lbs
Maximum takeoff kg

lbs
Capacity 10 equipped troops
Powerplant
Typical Tow > Junkers Ju 52/3mz
Performance
Maximum speed > 161km/h @ 300m

100mph @ 1,000ft
Combat range km

miles
Ferry range km

miles
Service ceiling m

ft
Free glide sink rate 70 m/min

240 ft/min
Wing loading 53.5 kg/m²

11 lb/ft²

The DFS 230 was a WW2 Luftwaffe transport glider. Produced by Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS - German Institute for Sailplane Flight) with Hans Jacobs as the head designer. The glider was the german equivalent of the British Horsa Glider and was intended for paratrooper assault operations. The glider could carry around a ton of soldiers and equipment.

Fg 227 - FS 228- Go 229- FS 230- Ar 231- Ar 232- Ar 233 List of military aircraft of Germany- List of Sailplanes
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