The DFS 230 was the main transport glider operated by the Luftwaffe in WW2. The Germans were the pioneers in the employ of these assets. The ten seats (pilot + 9 Fallschirmjäger) DFS 230 entered service in 1938 and was built in huge numbers -more than 1600. Handy and with an excellent glide ratio, these gliders took part in some legendary missions: the incredible Fort Eben-Emael capture, the fateful Battle of Crete, and in the daring rescue of Benito Mussolini, among others.
Wonderfully staged landing; it wasn’t always so easy.