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.

Length

20 ft 8 in.

Weight

815 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

124 MPH

Crew

1

Manufacturer
Schemmp-Hirth

Markings
Paul and Lisa Jackson, 1986

Designation
SHK-1

Registration
N7732G

Serial Number
13

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