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"German Gliders" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following notes on German gliders in WWII is taken from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 10, Oct. 22, 1942.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


A German glider tentatively known as the "Merseburg," with an estimated span of 178 feet, is believed capable of transporting 40 to 50 fully equipped men.

A model, possibly called "Goliath," with span estimated at 270 feet, probably could accommodate about 140 fully equipped men.

The Junkers Ju-90 transport is reported to have more than twice the capacity of the Ju-52. It is not new.


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