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DFS 230 Glider, WWII Eben Emael Display Model 

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TG-WOW102
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Thomas Gunn 1:32 WOW102
DFS 230 Glider, WWII Eben Emael Display Model
Scale:
1:32
Length:
13.75"
Width:
27"
Composition:
Mahogany
SKU:
TG-WOW102


Historical Note:

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**ONLY ONE LEFT! THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION.** 

LIMITED-EDITION! LESS THAN TEN AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE!

* Includes complimentary TG-FJ020D!

The DFS 230 glider was used in virtually every significant Axis airborne operation during WW2, including Eben Emael, Crete and the rescue of Mussolini. Initially designed as an assault glider capable of transporting 9 men with exit and entry via a side door. The DFS 230 could land almost directly on top of its intended target, thanks to its parachute brake and achieved considerable surprise at Eben Emael when used in this role. Surprisingly the DFS 230 was one of the few armed gliders of WW2 and carried a machine gun on top operated by one of its passengers, another was also placed on the right hand side for the pilot to operate if needed. The DFS was often a welcome sight for surrounded German troops as its arrival often meant the delivery of fresh supplies and ammunition, it excelled in the supply role particularly in the Demyansk and Kholm Pockets. Although production ceased in 1941 there were sufficient gliders produced to ensure the design saw service right up until the end of the war even supplying Breslau and Berlin in the final days of WW2. This glider had a wingspan of 72ft and was nearly 37ft long but had a very narrow fuselage. It was not much wider than the humans it was designed to carry, giving it a somewhat streamlined but unusual appearance over other conventional aircraft.

Info: DFS 230 Glider, WWII Eben Emael Display Model - Includes complimentary TG-FJ020D!


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