WW2 Gliders.

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  1. Sagaris

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    What with the Airspeed Horsa being a Glider, I was wondering how many other Gliders were used in the war, and were any of them effective?
     
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    Glider's were designed an employed by Great Britain, the US, and Germany. The monster Me-323 started life as a glider. The gliders were rather dangerous to use but in general they proved to be effective.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i love your siggy sagaris, and i think the horsa was the most widely used...................
     
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    Thanks. I didnt put the Sagaris on it, Pips done that for me, i only found the picture.
     
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    yeah i read al that in the siggy thread..............
     
  6. Sagaris

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    Ok. I just didnt want it to appear as though I was taking credit for something i didn't do.
     
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    it does look good though.......
     
  8. Sagaris

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    Established. What plane was used as a tug for the Horsa's? From the pictures I've seen they look like Lancasters.
     
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    lancasters were to busy bombing germany to tow gliders, halibags, stirlings and C-47s were used mainly.................
     
  10. Sagaris

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    Ah ok, thanks.
     
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    Seeing as lanc doesn't like it, the real name is the Halifax, not Halibag...


    Something else, weren't British C-47's called 'Dakotas'?
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i do like the halifax, and there's nothing wrong with using nicnames, i call the swordfish the stringbag but that doesn't mean i don't like it........................
     
  13. Sagaris

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    I read somewhere that Horsa's were used in a mission somewhere in Scandinavia during the war, could anyone elaborate on that?
     
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    Oh, welcome to the site sagaris ;)
     
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    he's been here a while now CC, get with the times.................
     
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    Jokes on you, I am/was Sagaris :lol:
     
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    mmmm, not sure about that one............
     
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    I am, i shall now log in as sagaris 8)
     
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    ha!! you're a brummy!!
     
  20. Sagaris

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    8)

    You see lanc 8)
     
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