Schweizer SGS 2-8 / TG-2 Sailplane Model Kit
Resin Model Kit
Scale: 1:72
Wing Span of Full Size Glider: 15.85 m (52 feet)
Wing Span: 22.0 cm (8.7 inches)
Length: 10.7 cm (4.2 inches)
1938 two-seat glider for civilian use as the SGS 2-8 and for military training as the TG-2.
The kit includes the complete airframe, 2 vacuum formed canopies, decals for 2 aircraft 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.  The first sentence is, "The Schweizers produced their eighth sailplane design, the SGS 2-8 in 1938.  Apart from fabric covering and some light wooden stringers to improve the shape of the fuselage, it was all metal.  ... the 2-8 was very successful as a sailplane and made some very good cross country and altitude flights.  The world height record climb by Lewin Barringer in 1940, 4556 meters, was not recorded by the FAI in Paris, presumably because Paris at the time had been occupied by the German army.  When the US Army began its glider pilot training program in 1941, the SGS 2-8 was adopted as the TG-2 (Training Glider - 2) and a total of 57 was reached before Schweizers were instructed to change to a wooden training glider, to conserve aluminum alloy."

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