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