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Schleicher

Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co is a major manufacturer of sailplanes, founded in 1926 by Alexander Schleicher. The company produced many notable designs including the Anfänger ("Beginner"), Zögling ("Student"), Professor, Mannheim, and the Stadt Frankfurt (City of Frankfurt). Meanwhile, the aircraft produced under contract by the company continued to grow in size and complexity, reaching their pinnacle with the DFS Rhönadler (Rhön eagle) and DFS Rhönbussard (Rhön buzzard) designed by Hans Jacobs, and a huge, three-seat experimental glider built from a design by Alexander Lippisch for the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS - German Research Institute for Sailplane Flight). By the time war broke out in Europe, Schleicher was already employing hundreds of workers in what was a major enterprise. During WW2, the factory was used to maintain and repair training gliders for the Hitler Youth who received flight training at the Wasserkuppe. Aircraft building restrictions in Germany were lifted in 1951 and the company could build sailplanes once more. The first notable post-war designs were made by Rudolf Kaiser and include many ASK models. Gerhard Waibel later designed a range of glass-fibre gliders designated ASW. Also designers Martin Heide and Michael Greiner have produced ASH models.
Schleicher AS-K 13 The ASK 13 is a two-seater glider that was built by Alexander Schleicher. It was and still is widely...
Schleicher ASK 21 History The ASK 21 was designed by Rudolf Kaiser as a modern counterpart to the popular ASK 13, i...
PH-686 This PH-686 is a Schleicher ASK 21. Seen here at Terlet airport, in the east of the Netherlands.
PH-687 Another ASK 21 Glider seen at Terlet airport.
Schleicher ASK-13 Still in use since it joined ZC FLEVO gliding club in 1986, this Schleicher ASK-13 two-seater was ph...
PH-769 Schleicher ASK 23 B Glider at Malden NL The Schleicher ASK 23 is a single-seat Club Class sailplane that was built by the German manufacture...
PH-733 Schleicher ASK 21 at Malden NL The ASK 21 is a modern glass-reinforced plastic two-seater glider with a mid-set wing and a mass bal...
N458BK A simple, yet elegant design is possesed by this Schleicher KA-6-C12 parked in Etowah, Tennessee USA...
Schleicher ASK 21 PH-844 Schleicher ASK 21 PH-844 at Hoogeveen Airport, The Netherlands 2005.
Schleicher ASK 21 PH-952 Schleicher ASK 21 PH-952 at Hoogeveen, the Netherlands 2005.
PH-406 Schleicher AS.K-13 This Schleicher AS.K-13 glider with registration number PH-406 is packed here on the airfield of Teu...
PH-406 Schleicher AS.K-13 glider This Schleicher AS.K-13 glider with registrationumber PH-406 is packed here on the airfield of Teuge...

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