DFS Weihe Sailplane Model Kit
Resin Model Kit
Scale: 1:72
Wing Span of Full Size Glider: 18 m (59.1 feet)
Wing Span: 25.0 cm (9.8 inches)
Length: 11.3 cm (4.4 inches)
Designed and built in Germany in 1938. It was a single seat high performance glider.
The kit includes decals and assembly and painting instructions.

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, "Jacobs recognised that the Reiher was far too costly for general use but pilots everywhere now needed superior sailplanes for cross country distance and goal flights.  Without compromising the performance too much, an 18 meter span sailplane with a greatly simplified structure would satisfy the demand.  The Weihe first flew in 1938 and performed well.  Otto Brautigam and Ludwig Hofmann in the Rhön contest that year placed fourth and sixth respectively, both in Weihes.  The type was chosen by the NSFK for mass production.  About 280 were built by Jacobs' own company - Schweyer, and many more under license elsewhere."

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