Grunau Baby 2 Sailplane Model Kit
See also a very similar Grunau Baby II B kit in the same scale by Ardpol. The Ardpol kit appears to be a bit more detailed.
Resin Model Kit
Wing Span of Full Size Glider: 13.57 m (44.5 feet)
Wing Span: 28.3 cm (11.1 inches)
Length: 12.7 cm (5.0 inches)
The full size glider was designed and built in Germany starting in 1936.
From the manufacturer: "Latest in our glider line of releases, comprising resin, white metal, vac form. Another in our glider range, not one of the most numerous but can still be found in reasonable numbers."
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, "At hundreds of small gliding schools the 2B became the standard intermediate sailplane. Whatever the numbers before, the production figures of the GB 2B ran into thousands. Harry Schneider, son of Edmund, estimated about 4000 to 5000 Grunau Babies were built, worldwide. Wolf Hirth suggested twice these numbers. The exact total is not known but (excluding the innumerable primary trainers) there is no doubt that more of the Grunau Baby were built than any other type of sailplane before or since."
- Brands Heritage Aviation Models Ltd.
- Product Code: Heritage-Grunau-Baby-2
- Availability: In Stock