DFS

Central gliding research organization, formed Darmstadt 1933 from earlier (1925) organization. Produced DFS 230 troop-carrying glider (over 1,500 built) and various powered aircraft including all-wing pusher DFS 40 (1939), tailless rocket DFS 194 (which led to Me 163), DFS 228 high-altitude rocket-powered reconnaissance aircraft and DFS 346 supersonic aircraft (completed under Soviet management 1947).

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