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DFS-230

27.8k TatsuTheOtaku  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on TheGliderGuy's The Glider Challenge

Finally and just in time!


Description

from wikipedia

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. 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.

It played significant roles in the operations at Fort Eben-Emael, the Battle of Crete, and in the rescue of Benito Mussolini. It was also used in North Africa. However, it was used chiefly in supplying encircled forces on the Eastern Front such as supplying the Demyansk Pocket, the Kholm Pocket, Stalingrad, and the defenders of Festung Budapest (until February 12, 1945). Although production ceased in 1943, it was used right up to the end of the war, for instance, supplying Berlin and Breslau until May 1945.

Two DFS 230s flying over Italy, towed by a pair of Junkers Ju 87B tugs
By means of a cable running along the tow rope the pilots of the tow-plane and of the freight glider were able to communicate with each other which made blind flying possible, when necessary. The towing speed of the DFS-230 was approximately 190 km/h (116 mph). It dropped its landing gear as soon as it was safely in the air, and landed by means of a landing skid. The DFS-230 could be towed by a Ju 52 (which could tow two with difficulty), a He 111, a Ju 87, Hs 126, a Bf 110, or a Bf 109. The Ju 52 towed the glider using a 40 metres (131 ft) cable or, in bad weather, a much shorter rigid bar connected by an articulated joint to the tow aircraft. The DFS-230 had the highest glide ratio (8:1) of any World War 2 military glider other than the Antonov A-7. This was because it was thought that the glider had to be capable of a long approach during landing, so that it could be released a considerable distance from the target so the sound of the towing aircraft did not alert the enemy.

This is the fixed gear version which was intended for this

No special controls needed

Ingame




Enjoy gliding lads

TTO

20/08/21

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor The Glider Challenge
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 72.0ft (21.9m)
  • Length 36.1ft (11.0m)
  • Height 11.2ft (3.4m)
  • Empty Weight 2,266lbs (1,028kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,266lbs (1,028kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 4.0lbs/ft2 (19.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 569.0ft2 (52.9m2)
  • Drag Points 2145

Parts

  • Number of Parts 235
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    4,388 sam1333

    @TatsuTheOtaku im not sure why he's mad either

    +1 one month ago
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    @sam1333 I didn't even know he was making one as well, It took a week to make this and still don't know why he's mad

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    4,388 sam1333

    @Mikey101234 chill man, @TatsuTheOtaku probably saw yours and was inspired to make it too so be proud of your self instead

    one month ago
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    3,848 RC1138Boss

    Chill @Mikey101234

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    @TatsuTheOtaku yippy kai ey

    2 months ago
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    @TheHaggisBasher exactly

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    @Trainzo thanks

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    @TatsuTheOtaku so once youve done the 110 your doing the 109 in the pic?

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    36.6k Trainzo

    Nice replica . Great build .

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    2,554 CC1010

    F @Mikey101234

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    @Mikey101234 ok

    2 months ago
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    @TheHaggisBasher im doing the tug first

    2 months ago
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    4,279 Mikey101234

    BRO SCREW YOU I MADE ONE LITTERALLY A FEW DAYS AGO BECAUSE NOBODY MADE ONE THAT WAS MODERN

    2 months ago
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    Hey @TatsuTheOtaku could you try make the 110 tug or the 109 minstel for it?

    +1 2 months ago
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    262 MRFIXER66

    @TatsuTheOtaku ok

    2 months ago
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    @GuianLorenzo thanks

    2 months ago
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    @ssu24 coming soon, it still lacks interior

    2 months ago
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    19.1k GuianLorenzo

    Nice

    +1 2 months ago
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    262 MRFIXER66

    Good plane

    2 months ago
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    262 MRFIXER66

    Were is the B 50

    2 months ago
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    19.2k Ayanon

    Pog

    +1 2 months ago
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    Fastest updoot from South east

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