|History: The Ho XIII research glider
was built by Germany's Horten Brothers in 1943 to explore flight characteristics
during low-speed take-offs and landings. Linked to their Ho X supersonic
interceptor project, the craft had a steep 60deg. sweepback at its leading
edge. The glider was destroyed at the end of the War by liberated prisoners.
First fligth: November 27th,1944.
Wingspan: 12 meters; wing area: 36m2; wing loading:9,2 kg/m2; empty weight:250kg; maximum weight: 330kg; landing speed: 44 km/h; maximum speed: 180km/h; best glide (bestes gleiten): 16.
Picture above: Original drawing for the Sharkit box-art and the color painting guide.
Left: The Horten XIIIa in flight.
Below: Part of the assembly instructions.