Designed as a result of the impressive success of German airborne operations carried out using the DFS-230 glider. The production of this wooden aircraft exceeded one thousand by 1943. It became the Assault Training Glider used by the Glider Pilot Regiment prior to experience with the much larger assault types such as Hamilcar, Horsa and Hadrian. A wheeled undercarriage allowed rapid re-deployment when on the ground but could be jettisoned in flight if required. The glider was capable of aerobatics. Tugs employed ranged mainly through Hectors, Lysander’s and Masters.

Model Specification;

Wingspan. 2.3M

Length. 1.95M

Weight. 5.2 Kg

Radio. JR 35Meg (4 channels used)

Fuselage made up from blue foam slices, shaped and wrapped with two layers of epoxy and cloth. Flying surfaces standard balsa construction and glassed. It is the intention to tow the model with the Wellington bomber as was recorded carried out at Manchester’s Ringway airfield during the war.