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Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant

Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant



Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant










The Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant" was a massive transport aircraft used by Germany during World War Two.

The Me 323 was a powered version of a previous Messerschmitt aircraft, the Me 321 glider.

The Messerschmitt Me 323 was constructed from a variety of materials. The wings were made from plywood and fabric, while the fuselage consisted of a metal and wood structure covered with fabric. The floor was strengthened to support the payload.

The Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant" had a crew of five. A pilot and co-pilot, two flight engineers and a radio operator. Two gunners could also be carried if required.

In the cargo compartment the Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant" could carry between 10-12 tons of freight or 130 men.


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