Fafnir 2 "Sao Paulo" Sailplane Model Kit
Resin Model Kit
Scale: 1:72
Wing Span of Full Size Glider: 19 m (62.3 feet)
Wing Span: 26.4 cm (10.4 inches)
Length: 11.0 cm (4.3 inches)
Designed in Germany in 1934 by Lippisch.  It was a single seat high performance glider.  It was named "Sao Paulo" in honor of the Brazilian city which offered some financial support.
The kit includes a complete airframe and assembly instructions (shown at right), but no decals.

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, "Design began in March 1934 and the Sao Paulo was completed in time for the 1934 Rhön.  It was the best sailplane available at the time.  With it Heini Dittmar broke the world distance record, 375 km, landing in Czechoslovakia.  The original cockpit canopy did not blend fully into the fuselage.  By the time of the international competitions in 1937, which Dittmar in the Fafnir 2 won, a fully contoured canopy had been fitted."

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