CHRIS PINN COLLECTION
No. 7365. Szybowcowy Zaklad Doswiadczalny SZD-C Zuraw II (SP-1213 c/n 009)
Photographed at Polish Air Museum, Cracow, Poland, July 2005, by Chris Pinn

Szybowcowy Zaklad Doswiadczalny SZD-C Zuraw II

01/31/2008. Hans Jacobs of the Deutsches Forschungsinstitut fr Segelflug (DFS - German Research Institute for Soaring Flight) designed the high-performance two-seat trainer Kranich (Crane) II in 1935 and more than thousand were built in Germany before WW II began.

In 1951, two engineers of the Szybowcowy Zaklad Doswiadczalny (SZD, Experimental Glider Establishment) at Bielsko, reconstructed blueprints for a slightly modified version, the SDZ-C Zuraw (Crane) II. The first was flown in 1952 by A. Zientek at Gdansk, and 50 were produced before production ended in 1953.

Created January 31, 2008