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Airspeed: Horsa

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July 1943.

Note: This is a sub-section of Airspeed Aircraft.

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.

Variants

AS.51 Horsa I

  • Production glider with cable attachment points at upper attachment points of main landing gear.

AS.52 Horsa

  • Bomb-carrying Horsa; project cancelled prior to design/production.

AS.53 Horsa

  • 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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