Scheibe III-B Zugvogel

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Scheibe
Markings
Robert H. Tornquist, 1982
Designation
III-B
Registration
N11MG

Scheibe III-B Zugvogel

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.

Specifications
Wingspan 49 ft
Length 20 ft 6 in
Weight 607 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 112 mph
Service Ceiling 20,000 ft
Range 305 miles
Crew 1