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German Tactical Assault Glider DFS 230 B-1 w/Fallschirmjäger (4 Figures)
Bronco Models has followed through on its promise of a 1/35th scale German Tactical Assault Glider DFS 230 B-1 w/Fallschirmjäger (4 Figures). Inside are the images of this large model.
In 1936, the German military put forward the idea of the direct use of the glider to transport combat troops, and then put forward the concept of "assault glider". DeutscheForschungsanstaltfürSegelflug, (DFS) in 1937 successfully developed three prototype, immediately by the military procurement volume (military project code DFS-230), and became a Luftwaffe standard light assault glider, the first type, DFS-230A. The glider using high wing monoplane with wing support hybrid structure, rectangular fuselage use steel tube structure, flax Bumonpi, cost low and easy production. The machine can accommodate 8 heavily armed soldiers and 2 drivers. It also can be used by a variety of Luftwaffe aircraft towed off, took off after the left landing gear, landing use under the fuselage centerline skid landing. DFS-230A based on the improved B, equipped with a deceleration in the air to use the umbrella. Using this device, the aircraft can get rid of the enemy by dragging rope untied steep angle subduction of the enemy attack tactics in the face. Type B-1 aircraft can also be installed in the back of the cockpit of a MG-15 machine gun, for self-defense or ground to suppress the use of shooting. Some B type in the field to accept the modification of the aircraft at the end of the aircraft equipped with infantry using the MG-34 machine guns, to further strengthen the firepower. DFS230-B type of the final output up to 1020. DFS-230 on May 10, 1940 raid Belgian Fort Eben Emael opener successful, also has participated in the battle of Crete, and a number of other airborne operations. After the fall of the German airborne troops, DFS-230 appeared in most of the time as a transport plane. Until the end of the war, the German army still retains some of the aircraft, such as the LLG1 still retains 13 DFS230B-1.
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I was thinking Eben Emael as well, or possibly Mussolini's rescue...these look really exciting though more detail on the figurines would have been nice.
APR 11, 2018 - 02:21 AM
It'd be pretty scary if the figures look like the box art. Like 1970's Bandai scary.
APR 11, 2018 - 03:20 AM
Nice ... at this point Otto Skorzeny is needed
APR 11, 2018 - 03:42 AM
From the article: Using this device, the aircraft can get rid of the enemy by dragging rope untied steep angle subduction of the enemy attack tactics in the face. WHat????? And do you think any manufacturer will ever come out with a Colditz glider?
APR 11, 2018 - 04:18 AM
@Taeuss what more info do you need on the figurines? its dragons set 6094 called „Gran sasso raid“ with otto skorzeny. i think its from the mid 90s. still great but i would have liked to see some new figures/poses since many of us already have a set or more of these in the stash.
APR 12, 2018 - 12:48 PM
Gibberish produced by some automated translation service. I found this on Wikipedia: " It was an assault glider, designed to land directly on top of its target, so it was equipped with a parachute brake. This allowed the glider to approach its target in a dive at an angle of eighty degrees and land within 20 metres (60 ft) of its target. It could carry up to 1,200 kg (2,600 lb) of cargo." The news text talks about deceleration using umbrella ... A steep dive angle could reduce the time to get down to the target and the time when the glider is exposed to enemy fire. / Robin Lots of information in German with images: LINK The maximum dive angle with half open brake parachute down to some safety altitude, as per the instructions, was 60 degrees, maximum approach angle below the safety altitude was 30 degrees and the brake parachute should be opened to its full size at 1-2 meters altitude.
APR 12, 2018 - 01:00 PM
Otto is included in the Dragon figures and he come with his typical scare on the face. Moreno
APR 13, 2018 - 01:33 PM
I think that you meant "scar" as I got the impression that not much "scared" Otto, and Max: thanks for the update on the Dragon-90s figure set connection; I didn't know and that's a good think to know. Almost incestuous how those molds get around popping up when you least expect them from donors you hadn't expected.
APR 13, 2018 - 08:09 PM
Yes of course I meant "scar", thanks for correcting me and sorry for my poor English Moreno
APR 13, 2018 - 10:33 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.
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