Scheibe Flugzeugbau

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Scheibe Flugzeugbau was a manufacturer of sailplanes and motorgliders in Germany in the second half of the 20th century. Founded by Egon Scheibe at the Munich-Riem Airport to produce his Bergfalke design in 1951,[1][2] the company had produced over 2,000 aircraft by 1985.[3] After Egon Scheibe died in 1997, his sons-in-law took over the firm.[4] By 2006, they were ready to relinquish control themselves due to their advanced age, but without a successor, the firm ceased operations.[4] Hartmut Sammet subsequently founded Scheibe Aircraft GmbH in Heubach, taking over maintenance of existing Scheibe aircraft, and the manufacturing rights to the Scheibe SF 25.[4]

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  1. ^ Hardy 1982, p.79
  2. ^ Gunston 1993, p.270
  3. ^ Taylor, J.W.R. (1985), p.740
  4. ^ a b c Scheibe (ND)

References[edit]

  • Zipper, Gerd (1999). Falkenhorst, Die Geschichte der Scheibe-Flugzeuge (in German). Gnas, Austria: Weishaupt-Verlag. p. 176. 
  • Gunston, Bill (1993). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 270. 
  • Hardy, Michael (1982). Gliders and Sailplanes of the World. Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 79–80. 
  • Scheibe Aircraft GmbH. "Unternehmen" [Company]. Scheibe Aircraft (in German). Scheibe Aircraft GmbH. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1985). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1985–86. London: Jane's Yearbooks. p. 528. 

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