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Airspeed Horsa I Glider

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    The Airspeed Horsa I glider had a maximum take-off weight of I5,500lbs. With the Horsa II this rose to I5,750lbs. However, in all operations with the prospect of no immediate resupply, the troops would attempt to carry as much ammunition as possible. The Horsa I was 67ft long and the II 11in longer. The Horsa II had a hinged nose for direct loading of vehicles and guns.

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    Crew: 2

    Capacity: 25 troops

    Wing area: 1,104ft

    Empty weight: 8,370lbs

    Loaded weight: 15,500lbs

    Maximum speed: 150mph on tow; 100mph gliding
     

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