The Slingsby T.41 Skylark 2 was a sailplane produced from 1953 at Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire by Slingsby Sailplanes
Design and development 
Following the technical success of the T.37 Skylark, the concept was expanded with the introduction of the T.41 Skylark 2. The use of laminar-flow sections was continued but the section at the tips was changed to NACA4415 to reduce the tendency to tip-stall. The Skylark 2 was very similar in shape to its predecessor but had a smooth-skinned rounded fuselage and a wing of greater span and area. Composite materials were introduced in the Skylark 2, with the nose cone, wingtips and various small fairings made from polyester resin glassfibre. The thickness of the aerofoils was increased to ensure that drag was reduced over a wider speed range allowing the Skylark 2 to climb faster in thermals at low speed and race between thermals at high speed.
The prototype was flown in November 1953 and tested by the British Gliding Association's Test Group No.1 based at Lasham Airfield. Results of the tests showed that the Skylark 2 was a safe aircraft with a reasonable performance. Orders were received from individuals, clubs and syndicates, but the Skylark 2 was soon outclassed in international competitions.
Data from 
- Crew: 1
- Length: 24 ft 0 in (7.31 m)
- Wingspan: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
- Wing area: 144 sq ft (13.4 m2)
- Aspect ratio: 16
- Airfoil: centre section NACA 633620 (laminar flow back to 30% chord), tip NACA 44153618 (laminar flow back to @ 40% chord)
- Empty weight: 420 lb (190.5 kg)
- Gross weight: 600 lb (272.1 kg)
- Never exceed speed: 134 mph; 116 kn (215 km/h)
- Lift-to-drag: 30
- Wing loading: 4.2 lb/sq ft (20.3 kg/m²)
See also 
- Related lists
- ^ Ellison, Norman (1971). British Gliders and Sailpanes 1922-1970 (1st ed.). London: Adam & Charles Black. p. 208. ISBN 0 7136 1189 8.
- Ellison, Norman (1971). British Gliders and Sailpanes 1922-1970 (1st ed.). London: Adam & Charles Black. p. 208. ISBN 0 7136 1189 8.
- Simons, Martin (1996). Slingsby Sailplanes (1st ed.). Shrewsbury: Airlife. pp. 162 – 167. ISBN 1 85310 732 8.