DFS Kranich Sailplane Model Kit
See also the Planet Models Kranich kit. It is a much larger scale kit with more detail.
Resin Model Kit
Wing Span of Full Size Glider: 18 m (59.1 feet)
Wing Span: 25.0 cm (9.8 inches)
Length: 10.7 cm (4.2 inches)
Designed in Germany in 1939. It was a two seat high performance glider.
The kit includes the complete airframe, glazed cockpit canopy, 1/72 scale plans, decals, and assembly and painting instructions.
Note: DFS stands for "Deutsche Forschunganstalt für Segelflug".
Model Review by Mark J. Davies
Review at HyperScale.com - Great Photos!
The excellent book Sailplanes 1920 - 1945 by Martin Simons includes an excellent write-up, photos and scale drawings of this glider. A quote from the book, "The need for some high performance two seat sailplanes prompted Hans Jacobs to design what was at first described as a two seat Rhönsperber. This became the Kranich. It was in most respects and enlarged 'Sperber with similar aerodynamic layout but, necessarily, larger wing area and a span of 18 meters."
- Brands Czech Master Resin
- Product Code: CzechMaster-DFS-Kranich
- Availability: In Stock