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German-DFS230-Italy-1943

Specifications (DFS 230 B-1) Data from Aircraft of the Third Reich,[1] German Aircraft of the Second World War[2] General characteristics Crew: 1 Capacity: 9 equipped troops + 270 kg Length: 11.24 m (36 ft 11 in) Wingspan: 21.98 m (72 ft 1 in) Height: 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in) Wing area: 41.3 m2 (445 sq ft) Empty weight: 860 kg (1,896 lb) Gross weight: 2,040 kg (4,497 lb) Max takeoff weight: 2,100 kg (4,630 lb) Performance Never exceed speed: 290 km/h (180 mph; 157 kn) Maximum towing speed: 209 km/h (130 mph) Normal towing speed: 180 km/h (112 mph) Maximum glide ratio: 1:11 (empty), 1:18 (fully loaded) Armament Guns: 1 x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine gun on a manually aimed mounting aft of the cockpit 2 x 7.92 mm MG 34 fixed forward firing machine guns attached to the forward fuselage sides. DFS 230 A-1 Initial production version DFS 230 A-2 A-1 with dual-controls DFS 230 B-1 Braking parachute added, able to carry defensive armament (MG 34 machine gun) DFS 230 B-2 B-1 with dual-controls DFS 230 C-1 Late production version; B-1 with nose braking rockets DFS 230 D-1 C-1 with improved nose braking rocket design, one prototype (DFS 230 V6) DFS 230 F-1 Larger version with capacity for 15 soldiers, one prototype (DFS 230 V7, DV+AV)

German-DFS230-Italy-1943
johnbr, Dec 6, 2012
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