Aviation Photo #0408529 Slingsby T-38 Grasshopper TX1 - UK - Air Force

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This very strange looking aircraft type was used as a trainer by the RAF from 1952 to the late 1980s. It was launched by a V shaped elastic rope pulled by teams of cadets. The Grasshopper was based on a simplified form of the pre-war German Schulgleiter SG-38 glider. Note that this really is an ex RAF Grasshopper, despite the museum sign saying it's a German Schulgleiter!
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    Slingsby T-38 Grasshopper TX1
    Slingsby T-38 Grasshopper
    Slingsby T-38 Grasshopper
    Cologne / Bonn (- Konrad Adenauer / Wahn)
    August 12, 2003
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