Assault Gliders (GBX57) with plastic DFS 230 Assault Gliders, four Fallschirmjäger Gunners & one Glider decal sheet.
Crete was the first and only operation of the war that saw the deployment of the entire Luftlandesturmregiment, or Airlanding Assault Regiment.
The Plastic Sprue The Assault Glider box set contains four plastic sprues containing the parts for the DFS 230 gilder. Each sprue contains the following parts:
1x Left wing. 1x Right wing. 1x Horizontal tail section. 2x Wing struts. 1x Gilder body.
The German DFS 230 assault glider allows small assault parties to land and assault vital positions before the enemy is even aware that they are under attack. The gliders approach the target in a very steep dive at speeds of up to 125 mph (200 km/h) before pulling up for a short landing run slowed by a braking parachute. The resulting attack was swift and deadly. German DFS 230 gliders have a machine-gun mount above the wing allowing the passengers to fire their machine-gun as they came in to land.
Description of Parts a. 4x Plastic Glider sprues. b. 4x Glider MG gunners. c. 1x Glider decal sheet.