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Gliders were used exclusively during the [[Second World War]] to land combat troops/equipment in a more focused, organized manner than parachuting them in.
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The gliders housed pilots with [[Nelson]] sized [[balls]] to even think of attempting to land a cumbersome unprotected glider in areas the size of a hankie while under fire from peeved defenders. Although landings could be quick and without problems, some went seriously [[tits]]-up due to obstructions/minefields.
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Some, if not, all were issued with [[Enfield]], Webley or Browning HP side-arms to develop some usefulness when they landed so becoming ad hoc infantry.
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Latest revision as of 17:39, 24 April 2008

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Sir, your deathtrap awaits!

Gliders were used exclusively during the Second World War to land combat troops/equipment in a more focused, organized manner than parachuting them in.

The gliders housed pilots with Nelson sized balls to even think of attempting to land a cumbersome unprotected glider in areas the size of a hankie while under fire from peeved defenders. Although landings could be quick and without problems, some went seriously tits-up due to obstructions/minefields.

Some, if not, all were issued with Enfield, Webley or Browning HP side-arms to develop some usefulness when they landed so becoming ad hoc infantry.