Scheibe Mü 13 E Bergfalke
Two-seater basic and training glider with tubular steel fuselage.
Until June of 1951, the construction and flying of gliders was prohibited in Germany. For this reason Egon Scheibe moved to Austria where he designed the Mü 13 E “Bergfalke”. The prototype was built by the glider club in Jenbach, Tyrol. After the restrictions on gliding were lifted, Scheibe returned to Germany and began series production of the “Bergfalke”.
The Deutsche Aero Club organized the first post-war German flying meet for August 11, 1951. The meet attracted more than 50.000 curious spectators, and the “Bergfalke” met with great interest, which resulted in it becoming the most popular two-seater training plane after World War II.
The plane on exhibit logged 4738 landings in 1686 flying hours by 1973.
- Manufacturer: Scheibe Flugzeugbau, Dachau, 1952
- Wing span: 17.20 m
- Aspect ratio: 15.8
- Tara weight: 250 kg
- Best lift/drag ratio: 28 at 80 km/h
- Lowest sinking speed: 0.7 m/s at 65 km/h