ASW-12 Schleicher   

General Details
Manufacturer: Schleicher
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Germany
Designer: Gerhard Waibel
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 15
L/DMax: 47 105 kph / 56 kt / 65 mph
MinSink: 0.49 m/s / 1.6 fps / 0.95 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
18.3 60 13 140 290 640 140 308 430 948 33.06 6.07 0 0
Aspect ratio: 26
Airfoil: Wortmann FX 62-131K mod.
Structure: fiberglass-balse sandwich

The ASW-12 is the production development of the trend setting Akaflieg D-36. At one time the ASW- 12 held all three world distance records. A fiberglass design featuring camber-changing flaps, the –12 had no dive brakes; early examples lacked the later added (and at first non- jettisonable) tail chute for glidepath control, a feature which tended to make it challenging on approach and landing. One example belongs to the National Soaring Museum. ATC.


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