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Under the direction of Professor Hermann Winter, students at the Braunschweig technical college designed and built the "Zaunkönig" as part of their studies. The objective of the design was a low minimum speed. Using a high-lift profile combined with a fixed slat and slotted landing flaps, a minimum flight speed of only 47 km/h was achieved. Only four Zaunkönig were ever built. The first experimental aircraft went to flight trials in 1941, but crashed in 1942. The second experimental model built in 1943 is displayed here. Two additional aircraft were produced in the fifties.

Technical specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Braunschweig Technical University, Germany, 1943
  • Wingspan: 8.0 m
  • Take off weight: 355 kg
  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h
  • Minimum speed: 47 km/h
  • Take-off run: 65 m
  • Power plant: Zündapp Z 9-92 four-cylinder inline engine
  • Power rating: 37 kW