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Lot 8990: Model of a DFS "Reiher" with registration no. D-11-167

German Historical Collectibles from 1919 to the Present

by Hermann Historica GmbH

05 November 2016

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Description: DFS "Reiher" (Heron), Code D-11-167, a fine scratch-built flying scale model of this Hans Jacobs design for a high performance all-wood mid-cantilever gull-wing sailplane, of wood and fine fabric construction with radio controlled flying control surfaces, the cockpit with dummy pilot in Luftwaffe flying suit, well modelled instrument panel (control column lacking), the cockpit starboard side with NSFK marking, the aircraft finished in all-over cream/yellow, the fin and rudder with national markings of the period and numbered 28, complete with take-off wheeled trolley with rubber tyres, 464 cm wingspan, when assembled. Hanna Reitsch, the great lady pilot, flew the "Reiher" with which she set the German women's distance record and flew into 6th place in the 1937 Rhön competition. No original "Reiher" exists today.

Condition Report: II

Notes: Luftwaffe
PLEASE NOTE: Solange Kataloginhaber, Auktionsteilnehmer und Bieter sich nicht gegenteilig äußern, versichern sie, dass sie den Katalog und die darin abgebildeten Gegenstände aus der Zeit des Dritten Reiches nur zu Zwecken der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung, der Abwehr verfassungswidriger Bestrebungen, der Kunst oder der Wissenschaft, der Forschung oder der Lehre, der Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens oder der Geschichte oder ähnlichen Zwecken erwerben (§§ 86a, 86 Strafgesetzbuch). Die Hermann Historica oHG, ihre Versteigerer und Einlieferer bieten und geben diese Gegenstände nur unter diesen Voraussetzungen an bzw. ab.
As long as catalogue owner, auction participants and bidders do not state otherwise, they agree to the condition that the catalogue and the items displayed in the catalogue that refer to the Third Reich are used exclusively for the purpose of civic education, the purpose of defense against actions that defy the constitutional rights, the purpose of art or science, the purpose of academic research and education, coverage regarding contemporary/historic developments or for purposes similar to the ones stated above (§ 86a , 86 penal code). Hermann Historica oHG, its auctioneers and suppliers will only yield ownership of the corresponding items according to these conditions.

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