About the DFS 230 – Assault Glider:
At its core the DFS 230 was an excellent way to counter the negative effect of scattered paratroopers during airdrop missions. Its first use came in May of 1940 during the German invasion of Belgium. The Belgian fort of Eben Emael guarded by 800 men, and protected by a moat, tank barricades, mine fields, machine gun nests, and heavy artillery stood in the way of the German advance. The fort’s roof, however, was a camouflaged 1,000-yard expanse made to look like a meadow – a perfect place for the gliders to land. A total of ten DFS gliders carrying 78 troops landed on the top of the Belgian fort. Just 20 minutes later the Germans had sealed the Belgian troops inside the fort, which was surrendered the following day.
Crew: 1 + 9 soldiers
Empty weight: 770 kg. (1,700 pounds)
Loaded weight: 2,040 kg. (4,500 pounds)
Maximum speed: 161 km/h at 300 m. (100 mph at 1000 ft.)
Landing speed: 55-65 km/h (35-40 mph)
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
This incredibly unique build features a sturdy, swooshable design with interior room for up to ten paratrooper figures. Also included are three BrickArms MG34s, printed elements, and a high-quality sticker sheet.
Designed by Daniel Siskind
3x BrickArms MG34
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)