92172 DFS 230 "Unternehmen Eiche"

92172 DFS 230 "Unternehmen Eiche"

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The DFS 230 was a German transport glider operated by the Luftwaffe in World War II. It was developed in 1933 by the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS - "German Research Institute for Sailplane Flight") with Hans Jacobs as the head designer.

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Producer: RS Models

3 decal variants:

 

1. DFS 230 C, "Unternehmen Eiche", Grand Sasso, Italy 1943

2. DFS 230 C, IV./LLG 1, Luftwaffe, Ostfront 1943

3. DFS 230 C, Luftwaffe, Budapest, January 1945

 

The glider was the German inspiration for the British Hotspur glider and was intended for airborne assault operations. In addition to the pilot, the DFS-230 glider had room for nine men who sat close together on a narrow bench located in the middle of the fuselage (half facing port, half facing starboard). Entry and exit to the cramped interior was by a single side door. The front passenger could operate its only armament, a machine gun. It was an assault glider, designed to land directly on top of its target, so it was equipped with a parachute brake. This allowed the glider to approach its target in a dive at an angle of eighty degrees and land within 20 metres (60 ft) of its target. It could carry up to 1,200 kg (2,600 lb) of cargo.

Decal variants: Germany

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