Hirth Hi-20 Mose

Hirth Hi-20 Mose

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hirth Hi-20 MoSe was a German motor glider designed in the late 1930s. Based on the G ppingen G 4 side-by-side seat training glider, it had a foldaway propeller, column-mounted above the fuselage and shaft-driven by a small internal piston engine. The Carden-Baynes Auxiliary or Scud 3 of 1935 was the first motorised glider to use an engine and propeller unit which could be retracted, allowing conventional gliding after self-launching. The Hi-20 MoSe (MoSe was short for Motor-Segler or motor glider} was the first German motor glider of this kind and the first such two seater; it is not known if Hirth was familiar with the earlier aircraft when he began the Hi-20's design in 1937. The Schempp-Hirth factory at Nabern (now Kirchheim/Teck} was busy with the production of the G ppingen G 4 and with the outbreak of World War II, the sole prototype was not completed until 1941.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Volvpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136264811
  • 9786136264813