THE MILITARY GLIDER REVISITED

Helmoed-Römer Heitman

Abstract


The military glider has, arguably, enjoyed the briefest life span of any major military equipment type - spanning not much more than a decade and a half from the entry into production of the first, to the demise of the concept as such. During its heyday, however, the glider was instrumental in not a few spectacular operations. Thus, it is not really surprising that some of the more iconoclastic military thinkers have, albeit infrequently, wondered whether there is not still a place for up to date gliders in modern warfare.

Keywords


military glider; military equipment; Horsa Glider; glider-borne raid; heliborne raid; parachute raid

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/12-3-611

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