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1-06-2015, 16:34

World War II Glider Assault Tactics

World War II Glider Assault Tactics
Author: Gordon L. Rottman
World War II Glider Assault Tactics
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Elite 200
ISBN: 1782007733
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 66
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

Military gliders came of age in World War II, when glider assault infantry were the forerunners of today’s helicopter-delivered airmobile troops. From the light pre-war sports and training machines, several nations developed troop-carrying gliders capable of getting a whole squad or more of infantry, with heavy weapons, onto the ground quickly, with the equipment that paratroopers simply could not carry. They made up at least one-third of the strength of US, British, and German airborne divisions in major battles, and they also carried out several daring coup de main raids and spearhead operations.

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