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The Airspeed AS.51 Horsa was a British World War II troop-carrying glider built by Airspeed Limited and subcontractors and used for air assault by British and Allied armed forces. It was named after Horsa, the legendary 5th-century conqueror of southern Britain.
AS.51 Horsa I
- Production glider with cable attachment points at upper attachment points of main landing gear.
- Bomb-carrying Horsa; project cancelled prior to design/production.
- Further development of the Horsa not taken up.
AS.58 Horsa II
- Development of the Horsa I with hinged nose, to allow direct loading and unloading of equipment, twin nose wheel and cable attachment on nose wheel strut.
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