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Elly Beinhorn Klemm Ki.32B

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Model ID#:

0147

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Elly Beinhorn Klemm Ki.32B

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Designation:

Kl.32B

MODEL BY:

K. Kneiper

Model Scale:

1/32

MODEL ADDED:

10/7/68

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1934

SKU: Model-0147 Categories: ,

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The Klemm Kl.32 series was introduced to the Klemm range of light aircraft in 1933. The aircraft was a three-seat light touring aircraft designed by Dr Ing Hans Klemm. Constructed with various materials the aircraft was very popular in the thirties and were sold around the world. The wooden wings, which could be folded back along the fuselage for storage, were covered with plywood. The fuselage was a rectangular cross-section with round decking and constructed of wood and also covered with plywood. The typical engine was the 130 hp Siemens Sh.14a radial engine but some models were equipped with either the 150 hp Argus As.8-R four-cylinder in-line inverted air-cooled engine or the 150 hp Hirth Hm160 and the 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy III engine.

A modified Klemm aircraft, number D-EN1F, was flown by German aviator Elly Bienhorn on her attempted record flight from Panama to New York City. Elly Beinhorn (30 May 1907 – 28 November 2007) was a pioneering German female aircraft pilot. Miss Bienhorn landed in January of 1934 at the West Mesa Airport and stayed overnight while enroute to Panama. The aircraft eventually crashed in Costa Rica without injury to Miss Bienhorn.

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