Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant

The Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) was a German military transport aircraft of World War II. It was a powered variant of the Me 321 military glider and was the largest land-based transport aircraft of the war. In terms of aircraft design, the Me 323 was actually very resilient, and could absorb a huge amount of enemy fire, unless loaded with barrels of fuel. It was something of a "sitting duck", being so slow and large an aircraft. However, no transport aircraft can ever be expected to survive without something close to air superiority, and it is believed that no Me 323s survived in service beyond summer 1944. der Gabelschwanz Teufel (the fork-tailed devil) or better known as the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a great destroyer of transport planes in the North African Campaign. Source: Info: Wikipedia & others Profile: German Warplanes of World War II Published by Temple Press/Aerospace.

Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant
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