THE TRANSPORT GLIDER

  • McGill Alexander SAIC
Keywords: airborne ground forces, powered aircraft landing, Glider, parachute, flying observatory (OBS), sailplane, transport aircraft, German DFS230B-1, Hamilcar, General Aircraft Ltd, Waco CG-13A, MesserschmittMe321 Gigant(Giant), Airspeed Horsa

Abstract

During the Second World War airborne ground forces were employed for the first time in a major conflict, and on a scale never subsequently equalled. These soldiers and their equipment were delivered on or neartheir objectives in three ways, viz by parachute, by glider and by powered aircraft landing on captured airfields.
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Alexander, M. (2012). THE TRANSPORT GLIDER. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.5787/10-2-707
Section
Articles