German DFS 230 Assault Glider 28mm (1:56 scale)

Model of German DFS 230 Assault Glider  used in the WWII.

The model has removable undercarriage and doors and interior details. The model has transparent canopy made from acetate.

Made from P.U. resin, unpainted. Easy to assemble.

Figures not included.

Approximate weight: 200g

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DFS 230

The DFS 230 was a German assault/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.The DFS 230 was a braced high-wing monoplane, with a tubular steel frame and wooden wings.

First flying in 1937 this was a glider capable of carrying ten troops and over 1000 were built.

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 PocketStalingrad, 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.


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