Kranich På svenska In English

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Kranich 303
K-E Landegren original model, now at the Swedish model flying museum in Simrishamn
Kranich 304
Side view of Landegrens Kranich. Note the half opened air brake
Kranich 305
Landegren's Kranich, view from below
Kranich 241
This model was built by Nils-Olof Gustavsson, and resides at the Ålleberg sailplane museum


A scale model of the Kranich, a famous sailplane from the late thirties. The model was designed in 1941 by Sven Hjelmérus. The plan is based on a preserved model built by K. E. Landegren, which in 1942 set a new Swedish record with a flight of 40 minutes. It was one of the first Swedish models outfitted with a dethermaliser, the timer (a modified clock from a Ford!) actuated air brakes in the wing.

Model data

Name: Kranich Alternative name:
Plan-ID (S-O L. numbering): B-009, B-132 Owner: SMOS
Designer: Sven Hjelmérus Drawn by: S-O Lindén
Year designed: 1941 Wingspan (mm): 1800
Category: Klass S3
Sources: Svensk flygtidning


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Changed date: 2019-03-09

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