List of World War II military gliders

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This is a complete list of Second World War military gliders. Only vehicles that reached at least the prototype stage are included in this list.

Australia[edit]

Germany[edit]

India[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • [Ambrosini AL-12P|Aeronautica Lombarda AL.12P]], 12 troops, 16 built (other source claims 2 prototypes, 6 on order, no delivered).[1]
  • C.A.T. TM-2 glider, 20 troops (other source claims 10 troops), 1 built.[1]

Japan[edit]

A Ku-7 glider.

Army[edit]

Navy[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

An Airspeed Horsa

United States[edit]

A Waco CG-4A glider

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wood, Alan (1990). History of the World's Glider Forces. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 978-1852602758. 
  2. ^ a b Japanese flying wings, Wooldridge, E.T.
  3. ^ Donaldson, Graham (2000). "The Japanese paratroopers in the Dutch East Indies, 1941-1942". The Netherlands East Indies 1941-1942. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  4. ^ Gunston, Bill (1995). The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft 1875-1995. London: Osprey (Reed Consumer Books Ltd). p. 82. ISBN 1 85532 405 9. 
  5. ^ Popular Science, May 1943, An Amphibian Glider
  6. ^ Daves WarbirdsAero Web