DFS Kranich II Sailplane Model Kit
Resin Model Kit
Scale: 1:48
Wing Span of Full Size Glider: 18 m (59.1 feet)
Wing Span: 37.5 cm (14.8 inches)
Length: 16.1 cm (6.4 inches)
The DFS Kranich II was a 2-place sailplane built in 1935 in Germany. The kits includes resin parts, a vacuum formed canopy and decals for 3 versions (Luftwaffe training, camouflage, and post war Czech).
Note: DFS stands for "Deutsche Forschunganstalt für Segelflug".

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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  • Brand: Planet Models
  • Product Code: Planet-DFS-Kranich-II
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $36.00

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