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
Scale: 1:72
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."

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