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Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant ("Giant") was a German military transport
aircraft of World War II. It was a powered variant of the Me 321 military
glider and was the largest land-based transport aircraft of the war. A total of
213 are recorded as having been made, 15 being converted from the Me 321. The
Me 323 was the result of a 1940 German requirement for a large assault glider
in preparation for Operation Sea Lion, the projected invasion of Great Britain.
The DFS 230 light glider had already proven its worth in the Battle of Fort
Eben-Emael in Belgium (the first ever assault by gliderborne troops), and would
later be used successfully in the invasion of Crete in 1941.