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  Glider Display Sheets have produced by Australian Gliding Museum Archivist, Bernard Duckworth.  These sheets are a valuable resource and have bee [ ... ]


T31b “TANDEM TUTOR”

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  Drawing by Martin Simons     T31b “TANDEM TUTOR” VH-GDB - Glider Display Sheet The picture was taken immediatly af [ ... ]


Northrop Primary

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Drawing by Martin Simons NORTHROP PRIMARY(ZOGLING) Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australi [ ... ]


ES 50 “CLUB TWO SEATER”

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Drawing by Martin Simons ES50 CLUB “TWO-SEATER” Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manu [ ... ]


Lessing Glider

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THE LESSING GLIDER Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Kurt Lessing  [ ... ]


Flying Plank

FLYING PLANK Donated by: Phyllis Cameron estate Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Al Backstrom  [ ... ]


LO 150

LO 150 VH-GUC Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Germany Designer: A. Vogt Constru [ ... ]


Coogee

COOGEE VH-GFD Donated by: C. Curtis/G. Downs estate. Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer:  [ ... ]


Skylark 4

SKYLARK 4 Donated by: Jenny Dutton Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: England Designer: Slingsby staff Constr [ ... ]


Schweizer TG3a

SCHWEIZER TG3a VH GDL Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: USA Designer: Schweizer Bros. Cons [ ... ]


Schreder HP-14T

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Drawing by Martin Simons HP 14T VH-GIB Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: [ ... ]


Hutter H17

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HUTTER H17 VH-GQM Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Australia Designer: Ulrich H [ ... ]


Rhon Ranger

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RHÖN RANGER
Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Not known Constructor: Hain (J [ ... ]


Olympia

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Drawing by Martin Simons OLYMPIA VH-GHR Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: England  [ ... ]


Slingsby T35 Austral

T35 AUSTRAL VH-GFX Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Slingsby staff  [ ... ]


Schweizer TG3a PDF Print E-mail
SCHWEIZER TG3a VH GDL

Donated by: Bill Riley

Country of Origin - Design: USA

Country of Origin - Manufacture: USA

Designer: Schweizer Bros.

Constructor:Schweizer Aircraft Corporation

Year of Manufacture: circa 1943

This is a wooden version of the Aluminium TG2 by the famous Schweizer Brothers of Elmira New York State. It is a big heavy glider built to a USA military specification in WWII and is the only wooden glider by Schweizers.

After the war these were sold off to gliding clubs and one found its way to Australia.

GDL differs from original in that it was fitted with two bubble canopies on a cut down fuselage. Whether this happened in the USA or Australia is unsure.

It is unlikely the TG3a will be restored to airworthy condition, it will require considerable work just to get it to display condition.