DFS Seeadler

DFS Seeadler
Role Flying boat sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug
Designer Hans Jacobs
First flight 12 November 1936

The DFS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) was a German flying boat sailplane designed by Hans Jacobs[1] of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS). It was version of the 1935 DFS Rhönadler, with a new fuselage and strongly gulled wings to keep them clear from spray.[2] The aircraft was first flown in the summer of 1935, test piloted by Hanna Reitsch,[3]:105 and towed by a Dornier Do 12.[4]


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  1. Air Pictorial. Air League of the British Empire. 24: 85. 1962. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Simons, Martin (2006). Sailplanes 1920-1945 (2nd revised ed.). Königswinter: EQIP Werbung & Verlag GmbH. p. 110. ISBN 3 9806773 4 6.
  3. Reitsch, H., 1955, The Sky My Kingdom, London: Biddles Limited, Guildford and King's Lynn, ISBN 1853672629
  4. "Dornier Do. 12" (in Russian). Уголок неба. Retrieved August 19, 2009.
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