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    Posted: 28-Nov-2012 at 18:43
My uncle emailed me this collection of short film clips. I find them interesting and entertaining. Perhaps we can post more links to military aviation here as we discover them.





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Good stuff. keep bringing it as ya will. feel free to contribute on these as well.
 
 
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  Quote Rocky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Nov-2012 at 18:54
I was amazingly lucky to get a ride on a C-47 (DC-3) a few weeks ago. I travel to a lot of air shows with my brother, who owns a small plane. The actual plane I rode on is shown in the following pictures. It is called "Sky King", and it helped drop the US 82 Airborne Division at Normandy. It also helped drop the British 1st Para during Market Garden.





Here is a site showing other C-47s:



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At Operation Market Garden, gliders like the Waco were towed behind enemy lines to bypass the defences of the Siegfried Line
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This is a plane a really like for its brute ruggedness and firepower.


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At Operation Market Garden, gliders like the Waco were towed behind enemy lines to bypass the defences of the Siegfried Line


Sorry, Nick, but the Siegfried Line is at the opposite end of Germany from Holland.
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  Quote Mountain Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Dec-2012 at 10:25
Horsa Glider:




German DFS 230 glider:



The Glider That Wasn't - The Messerschmidt 323 Gigant:







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Technically, wouldn't the ME263 be a plane as it has engines on its wings?
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  Quote Mountain Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Dec-2012 at 10:24
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Technically, wouldn't the ME263 be a plane as it has engines on its wings?


It began it's career as a glider - the Me 321:  The Germans had to develop the Heinkel Zwilling to tow the beast.



Gigant Glider lifting off:





Note the RATO units under the wings for necessary take-off speed and lift:



Comparative size to load:


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