Germany,Research glider, flown 1944.
Limitededition Sharkit ; 1/72 scale. Price eur40.

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Above:original kit boxart drawing.
decalsHistory: The Ho XIII research gliderwas built by Germany's Horten Brothers in 1943 to explore flight characteristicsduring low-speed take-offs and landings. Linked to their Ho X supersonicinterceptor project, the craft had a steep 60deg. sweepback at its leadingedge. 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:9,2kg/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-artand the color painting guide.

Left: The Horten XIIIa in flight.

Below: Part of the assembly instructions.

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