THE MILITARY GLIDER REVISITED

  • Helmoed-Römer Heitman SA (Econ)(UCT), B. Soc. Sci.(Hons)(Pub Adm) (UCT), MA (War studies)(London)
Keywords: military glider, military equipment, Horsa Glider, glider-borne raid, heliborne raid, parachute raid

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.
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Heitman, H.-R. (2012). THE MILITARY GLIDER REVISITED. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 12(3). https://doi.org/10.5787/12-3-611
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