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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2023 9:05 p.m. PST

"5 landing(transport flotillas were formed by the Luftwaffe during World War 2, and used mainly Siebel ferries and Infanterie-Transporter, both designs by the Luftwaffe. They were mainly used for transport duties, especially between Sicily and Tunisia.

The Infanterie-Transporter were self-propelled barges mainly built in Holland and Belgium. They could carry about 7 tons or 40 combat troops, and were armed with light MGs. Variants incl. hospital and repair barges.

The Siebel ferry were built at many small yards in Germany, Holland, Belgium and France. They could carry about 60-80 tons, and were armed with light MGs and later a 37mm gun. Many variants were built: AA/Artillery ferries with 88mm guns, hospital ferries and repair ferries…"

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