DFS 331

DFS 331
Role Troop glider
Manufacturer DFS/Gotha
Designer Hans Jacobs
First flight 1942[1]
Number built 1[1]

The DFS 331 was a transport glider prototype developed in a collaboration between DFS and Gotha. It was a twenty-seat troop transport designed by Hans Jacobs, who had previously produced the successful, nine seat DFS 230.[2]

The visibility from the cockpit was good, with the entire nose being glazed, and the body was very wide, allowing it to carry light Flak guns and small military vehicles. A single prototype was built and flown in 1941. The project was passed over in favour of the Gotha Go 242.[2]


Data from Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945[1]

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  1. 1 2 3 Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945 : Band 1 Flugzeugtypen AEG - Dornier. 1. Germany: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7637-5465-6.
  2. 1 2 Wood, Alan (1990). History of the World's Glider Forces. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 978-1-85260-275-8.


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