Schemmp-Hirth SHK-1

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Schemmp-Hirth
Markings
Paul and Lisa Jackson, 1986
Designation
SHK-1
Registration
N77320
Serial Number
13

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.

Specifications
Wingspan 55 ft 9 in
Length 20 ft 8 in
Weight 815 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 124 mph
Crew 1