Designation: SHK-1

Schemmp Hirth SHK-1

Schemmp-Hirth SHK-1

A picture of the Schemmp-Hirth SHK-1

Introduced in the late 1960s, the SHK-1 was one of the last and best wood construction Open-Class gliders built.  It was considered the best in its class for several years before being outpaced by newer types built of fiberglass.  The SHK was designed in West Germany and first flew in 1965. A total of 59 were built before 1970.

Wingspan 55 ft 9 in.

Wingspan

Length 20 ft 8 in.

Length

Weight 815 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 124 MPH

Maximum Speed

Crew 1

Crew


Manufacturer
Schemmp-Hirth

Markings
Paul and Lisa Jackson, 1986

Designation
SHK-1

Registration
N7732G

Serial Number
13

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