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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 10:05 p.m. PST

…w/ 4 Fallschirmjäger

"The heavy losses of Crete led Hitler to put large-scale airborne glider operations on hold, and after the ditching of the German airborne troop concept by the Germans, the DFS-230 operated only as a transport plane. One later, small-scale airborne operation using this glider was successful, however, the German Paratroopers of Operation Eiche (German of "oak") was the raid on Gran Sasso by Otto Szkorzeny and his special forces troops to re-capture Mussolini from his prison in the Italian Alps…."


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redmist112210 Jun 2018 10:14 a.m. PST

I have one of these in 1:48 for WWII Chain of Command gaming.

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wardog10 Jun 2018 12:01 p.m. PST

never knew it was armed with machine gun interesting

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 3:46 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.

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Mark 112 Jun 2018 8:14 p.m. PST

never knew it was armed with machine gun interesting

Neither did I. I am intrigued … wonder what they thought they would do with that MG. It is clearly not the squad's MG34 (if the model is accurate), so it was not just a double-duty place to have your squad gun and gunner while in the air.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

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