After successful amphibious operations in the early days of World War II, the Luftwaffe decided to develop amphibious transport gliders with increased capacity and payload. One of them was the Go-242 glider designed by Gotha. It could carry 21 paratroopers or 2,400 kg of cargo, and its spacious cargo compartment could also carry a light off-road vehicle or an artillery gun. For their capacity and also for their distinctive hull shape they were nicknamed “flying containers”. The defensive armament of the gliders consisted of 3-4 MG 15 machine guns. They were used in various sectors of the front line to transport personnel and supplies for the encircled German troops. In 1942 the production of gliders with the index “B” in several modifications, with non-retractable wheeled landing gear began. The modification Go 242B-2 was distinguished by a pyramidal chassis with an oil-air shock absorber on the rear pair of wheels. Later, some of the gliders were converted into transport aircraft.
ICM Models' 1/48 scale plastic model kit features new tooling highly detailed cockpit and fuselage, MG15 gun, 214 pieces, including clear parts and decals for three different markings. Measures 13" long. 20" Wingspan.
Icm Gotha Go 242B Wwii German Landing Glider Plastic Model Kit, 1/48 Scale
- German “flying container” amphibious transport glider
- 214 parts
- New tooling
- Features detailed cockpit, fuselage, MG15 gun and more
- Made in Ukraine
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