Klemm Kl 35, Old Warden 2008 ©Nigel Key
Trainer / Sports aircraft.
The Kl 35 is a training aircraft designed by Friedrich Fecher and manufactured by Klemm Leightflugzeugbau Gmbh.
The main difference to its predecessor, the Kl 25, is the inverted gull wing design. It had fixed undercarriage and was made from wood with fabric covering.
Initially powered by a Hirth HM60R engine, producing 80 hp, the fully aerobatic aircraft was shown at the International Air Show in Milan during October 1935.
An improved design with a Hirth HM 504A-2 engine, producing 105 hp, was used as a trainer with the Luftwaffe designated Kl 35D.
The Kl 35D had strengthened undercarriage that could also be adapted for use with wheels, floats or skis.
The Klemm Kl 35 was produced from 1936, with approx. 2,000 built.
Hirth HM 60R engine, producing 80 hp..
The Kl 35D remained in service as a primary trainer with Luftwaffe pilot training schools up to the end of WWII.
The aircraft was also used by air forces of Sweden, Hungary, Romania and Czechoslovakia.
|Crew - 1 or 2 (In tandem)|
|Length - 24t 7.25in (7.5m)|
|Wingspan - 34ft 1.5in (10.4m)|
|Height - 6ft 8.75in (2.05m)|
|Empty Weight - 1,014lb (460kg)|
|Max. Weight - 1,654lb (750kg)|
|Max. Speed - 132 mph (212 km/h)|
|Range - 413 miles (665 km)|