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British WWII's transport aircraft

prepared by Jirka Wagner


General Aircraft Hamilcar

Large glider, capable of carrying a 7-ton tank, two "Bren gun carriers", or other large equipment. It was used with some succes in Operation Overlord, but available only in small numbers. The Mk. X had two 965hp Bristol Mercury 31 engines to assist the take-off or fly the aircraft out after unloading.

General characteristics
Primary function Glider
Power plant None
Speed 149 mph 240 km/h
Load 17,527 lb 7,950 kg
Crew Two
Date deployed 1942
Number built 412

Jirka Wagner


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