Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Deployed between 1942 and 1944, the plane, known as Messerschmitt 323 "Giant," was the largest land-based transport aircraft used in World War II.

The wreck of this huge German aircraft has been found off the coast of Sardinia nearly 70 years after it was shot down by a British fighter in the Second World War, a team of Italian researchers have announced.

With a 181-foot wingspan and six engines, this giant of the skies — it was 33 feet tall and 92 feet long — could carry a load of up to 12 tons, or 120 fully-equipped men into battle.

The cargo was loaded through double doors that formed the curved nose of the plane.

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Some more on this amazing find HERE.

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