It is a general misconception that an assault glider was only used once. Certainly, for operational use when landing in a hostile area under enemy control, then the glider would probably be damaged on landing or in the fighting. Although there would be an intention of recovering some of the gliders, this would often be impractical. However, for training purposes, the gliders were used many times including being used as transport aircraft in their own right. Both the tug and glider could be loaded with men and equipment and the glider released over the destination airfield and the tug aircraft would land after the glider.