Scheibe Zugvogel IIIB

A picture of the Scheibe Zugvogel IIIB

Designed in Germany in the 1950s the Zugvogel (Migratory Bird) is a high-performance glider capable of long duration flights.  The fuselage is primarily constructed of steel tube covered with fabric; the nose is fiberglass, while the wings and tail are wood.  The Zugvogel IIIB was introduced in 1957 for the newly created open class of gliders.  Approximately thirty were built up to 1962.

Wingspan

49 ft

Length

20 ft 6 in.

Weight

607 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

112 MPH

Service Ceiling

20,000 ft

Range

305 miles

Crew

1

Manufacturer
Scheibe

Markings
Robert H. Tornquist, 1982

Designation
IIIB

Registration
N111MG, D-8514

Serial Number
1023

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