Gotha Go 345
Gotha Go 345.jpg
Role Troop glider
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Gotha
First flight 1944
Number built One prototype

The Gotha Go 345 was a prototype German Military transport glider of the Second World War. A single example was tested in 1944.[1]


Go 345A
The assault transport base-line version, optionally fitted with 2x Argus As014 pulse-jet sustainer engines under the wings.
Go 345B
A dedicated cargo variant with no provision for passengers. A shortened nose swung upwards complete with the crew compartment to gain access to the cargo compartment; one built.

Specifications (Go 345A)

Data from ,[2] German gliders in World War II,[3] Hitler's Luftwaffe[4]

General characteristics



  1. ^ The Virtual Aviation Museum – Gotha Go 345 Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Mrazek, James E. (1977). Fighting gliders of World War II. London: Hale. pp. 48–51. ISBN 978-0-312-28927-0.
  3. ^ Nowarra, Heinz J. (1991). German gliders in World War II. West Chester, PA: Schiffer. pp. 38, 47. ISBN 978-0-88740-358-3.
  4. ^ Wood, Tony; Gunston, Bill (1977). Hitler's Luftwaffe : a pictorial history and technical encyclopedia of Hitler's air power in World War 2 (2. impr. ed.). London (27 Old Gloucester St., W.C.1): Salamander Books. ISBN 978-0-86101-005-9.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location (link)

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