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Old 6th April 2021, 17:48
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Re: Stalingrad airlift last plane out

Thanks again it looks like 19 Injured is a typo. I didn't think getting this many men in a HE 111 was possible. There again I would people would be trying to get out of Stalingrad any way they could!
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Re: Stalingrad airlift last plane out

19 men in a He 111 could well be correct. It is a spacious aircraft that was could carry 3250 kg of bombs on internal and external racks. With an average weight of 85 kg the aircraft could carry 38 people. WIth bomb racks removed and likely also starting with less than full tanks the weight would not be the limiting factor but rather space.



A Do 24 landed on 9 May 1945 in Sweden carrying 37 evacuees in addition to the crew...
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