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red750

Gliding aficionados - help wanted

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A couple of years ago I was given a large supply of aircraft colour slides, unlabelled,  which included the four
below. I have disregarded these until now, but feel they could be included in the aircraft showcase. What I need to know, if you can help, is the make and model of these gliders - I know nothing about gliders. I am guessing the first two photos are the same machine.

 

Glider 1 Edwin van Apstal.JPG  Glider 2 Edwin van Apstal.JPG  Glider 3 Edwin van Apstal.JPG  Glider 4 Edwin van Apstal.JPG

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GG looks like a Bocian to me.. wood construction, long narrow wings and the elevated rear seat are markers.

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“28” looks like a Mini-Nimbus (Janus)

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Yes...I couldn’t make up my mind in no.3 even though I flew one a bit. Long while ago now, 40 years.

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Not a Bocian... wrong tail, cockpit and cranked wing. Not sure what it is though

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2 hours ago, Mike Borgelt said:

I think the first glider is a french aircraft called a Wassmer Bijave, the second is a Schempp Hirth Janus and the last is a Grob 103 Twin 2.

Yep, here's the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassmer_WA-30_Bijave

Thanks Mike

 

i flew the Bocian when instructing at Euroa but that was 40 years ago. It gave an audible sigh when you entered its very gentle spin.

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