Book - Rolladen-Schneider (LS) Gliders (english version) written by Wolfgang Binz.
LS aircraft from Rolladen-Schneider in Egelsbach - a term for every glider pilot worldwide.
The designs by Walter Schneider and Wolf Lemke have been at the top of competition rankings and record lists for almost five decades.
Almost 3000 aircraft left the factory in Egelsbach and delighted glider pilots all over the world with excellent flight performance, pleasant and safe handling.
Author Wolfgang Binz, himself the owner and enthusiastic pilot of an LS aircraft, has researched, collected and interviewed contemporary witnesses for years and summarized the results in this book.
From the beginnings at Akaflieg Darmstadt to the production of the first aircraft in Egelsbach, to the sad end in 2003 and the time thereafter.
A chapter is dedicated to each aircraft type of the LS series: with technical data, special features, competitive successes and produced quantities.
With many photos and sketches as well as a full-page, detailed and true-to-scale three-page view by Martin Simons for each type.
Glider pilots, model builders and all readers interested in aviation technology and history will find comprehensive background information on these famous aircraft and the people who developed them.
Format: 240mm x 297mm