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
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
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.
Scheibe Bergfalke is german for “Mountain Hawk”
In 1976 two Bergfalke aircrafts participated in the German National Motor Glider competition.