Technical data:

  • Designed/first flight: 1951

  • Display aircraft built: 1959

  • Serial number: 84

  • Production: Scheibe Flugzeugbau

  • Country of origin: Germany

  • Designer: Egon Scheibe

  • Number built: Over 300, in 1982

  • Crew/passengers: 2 crew

  • Max speed: 160 kph

  • Ceiling: Unknown

  • Power plant: Glider

  • Span: 17.2 m

  • Length: 7.9 m

  • Height: 1.4 m

  • Aspect ratio: 15:6

  • Max weight: 440 kg

  • Minimum rate of descent: 0.73 m/s

  • Best glide angle: 1.26

 

Bergfalke II/55

 

The Scheibe Bergfalke is a German glider designed by Egon Scheibe. The aircraft on display was used by Narvik Gliding Club from 1981.

 

The Bergfalke is a development of Akaflieg München Mü13, which was produced before and during WWII. After the capitulation in 1945 all aircraft production in Germany was banned. In 1951 the prohibition was lifted, and Scheibe recommenced work on the Bergfalke. The prototype München Mü13E Bergfalke I flew for the first time on 5 August 1951. The same autumn, Scheibe started production of the Bergfalke II at München-Riem Airport.

 

Bergfalke II has a traditional glider design, with two seats in tandem and an enclosed cockpit. The fuselage is of welded steel construction with a fabric skin. The wings are of wood, clad with plywood. By 1985, more than 2,000 Scheibes had been built.

 

The museum’s aircraft

The aircraft was built in 1959 and was flown in Germany for many years. In 1981 it was taken over by Narvik Gliding Club and registered as LN-GHI.

 

 
 
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Scheibe Bergfalke is german for “Mountain Hawk”

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In 1976 two Bergfalke aircrafts participated in the German National Motor Glider competition.