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Gotha Go 242


Gotha Go 242 Glider transport

Service Data

In Service: 1941 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1941
Manufacturer: Gothaer
Number built: 1,528

Technical Data

Type: Glider transport

Crew: 2 man 20 passengers
Length: 15.8 m
Wingspan: 24.5 m
Wing area: 64.4 m²
Height: 4.4 m
Empty: 3,200 kg
Loaded: 7,100 kg
Engine: none
Maximum speed: 240 km/h
Service ceiling:
4 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns
Operators: Luftwaffe
Go 242 A-1
Go 242 A-2
Go 242 B-1
Go 242 B-2
Go 242 B-3
Go 242 B-4
Go 242 B-5
Go 242 C-1

Other: Gliders


The Gotha Go 242 was a two seat carry 20 fully laden troops transport glider


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Gotha Go 242 Glider transport picture 7

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The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
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