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Dutch-built Pre-WWII Gliders

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Not really a designation list but seemed related. Mods: Please move/delete if inappropriate.

There has been some confusion (not least mine) over Dutch glider designations vs PH-xx registrations. It may help to have a list of pre-war gliders built in the Netherlands.

The following has been gleaned from a complete PH-1 - PH-102 listing on Herman Dekker's "Luchtvaartarchief" site (see http://www.hdekker.info/registermap/Z0.htm for more detailed airframe histories and German-made gliders registered in the Netherlands).

Although a tiny shop, the big maker by volume was NV Vliegtuigbouw with 16 x Grunau Baby IIa and 11 x ESG[-9] by Schneider, 2 x Zögling AZ.1, 2 x Wijkens Universal, 1 x Grunau 8, 1 x Hoekstra H-1, and 1 x Snellen V 20. (The V 20 was a one-off - which is currently undergoing a complete restoration for the Aviodome collection. Snellen was chief designer for NV Vliegtuigbouw, Wijkens was its supervisor.)

Designations are a bit of a muddle. AZ.1 was a local designation but other Dutch-built Zöglings are referred to by the German designation RRG-1. Zeister Zweefvliegtuigfabriek built Zöglings with ZZ-x c/ns although they seem to be otherwise undesignated.

Grunau gliders are referred to as Schneider ESG or ESG 29 rather than Grunau 9. The Rhönbussard is attributed to Schleicher (Alexander Schleicher GmbH was the German manufacturer) but should be DFS (design by Hans Jacobs).

Elsewhere http://www.zweefhist.nl/spinframe.html , I saw reference to a "Fokker glider (Hol) Built from fighter parts". This has not been listed. Not finished? Not registered? Never existed at all?
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Dutch-built Pre-WWII Gliders

PH-1 Zögling (c/n 32, NV Pander, Den Haag, reg to Theo Slot?)
PH-2 Mayer M.1 (c/n 34, NV Pander, Den Haag).
PH-4 Zögling RRG (c/n ??, D. Franx, Zoetermeer)
PH-6 Zögling AZ.1 (1 serie I, NV De Nederlandsche Kinderwagenfabriek, Nijmegen)
PH-7 Zögling AZ.1 (c/n 4, Amsterdamsche Vereeniging voor Vliegtuigbouw, Amsterdam)
PH-8 Zögling AZ.1 (c/n 2, Amsterdamsche Vereeniging voor Vliegtuigbouw, Amsterdam).
PH-10 Zögling RRG (c/n ??, D. Franx, Zoetermeer)
PH-11 Zögling (c/n ??, Th. Vaassen, Arnhem)
PH-12 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n ??, Eindhovensche Zweefvliegclub, Eindhoven)
PH-13 Lippisch Grüne Post (c/n ??, "Rovali" woodworking [J.F.J. Rooyackers], Eindhoven)
PH-14 Super Zögling (2 serie I, NV De Nederlandsche Kinderwagenfabriek, Nijmegen)
PH-15 Schleicher Anfänger (c/n 76, fuselage built by H. Willemsen, Arnhem)
PH-16 Schleicher Anfänger (??)
PH-18 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n ??, Eindhovensche Zweefvliegclub, Eindhoven)
PH-19 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n ??, Eindhovensche Zweefvliegclub, Eindhoven)
PH-23 Zögling (1 Serie I, Bergen op Zoomsche Zweefvliegclub, Bergen op Zoom)
PH-24 Hoekstra H-1 (c/n 18, JK Hoekstra and Amsterdamsche Vereeniging voor Vliegtuigbouw)
PH-27 Schleicher Anfänger (c/n ??, Vliegclub Teuge, Deventer)
PH-28 Koekoek (c/n ZZ-3, Zeister Zweefvliegtuigfabriek, Zeist, "Cuckoo")
PH-29 Schneider Grunau Baby II (c/n ??, Twentsche Zweefvliegclub, Enschede)
PH-31 Zögling (J.W. Fransen, Noordwijkerhout)
PH-33 Zögling (J.W. Fransen, Noordwijkerhout)
PH-35 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n ??, Venlosche Zweefvliegclub, Venlo)
PH-36 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n ??, Venlosche Zweefvliegclub, Venlo)
PH-38 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n ??, Amsterdamsche Club voor Zweefvliegen, Amsterdam)
PH-42 Zögling 12m (c/n ??, students of MTS and Zeevaartschool, Groningen)
PH-43 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (1 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-44 Zögling (c/n ??, Heldersche Zweefvliegclub, Den Helder)
PH-45 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (2 serie I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-46 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (3 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-47 Zögling (c/n ZZ-?, Zeister Zweefvliegtuigfabriek, Zeist)
PH-48 Zögling (c/n ZZ-4, Zeister Zweefvliegtuigfabriek, Zeist)
PH-50 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (4 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-51 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n 1, Zaansche Zweefvliegclub, Zaandam)
PH-52 Schleicher Anfänger (c/n ??, Aëro Vereeniging Amersfoort, Amersfoort)
PH-53 Schneider ESG (1 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-54 Zögling (c/n ??, JH de Koningh/Friesche Luchtvaart-vereeniging, Heerenveen)
PH-55 Schneider ESG (c/n ??, Limburgsche Zweefvliegclub, Heerlen)
PH-56 Schneider ESG (2 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-57 Schneider ESG (3 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-58 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (5 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-59 Schneider ESG (4 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-60 Zögling (c/n ??, NV Avion, Amsterdam)
PH-67 Wijkens Universal (1 serie I, J. Wijkens, built by NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-69 Schneider ESG (5 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-70 Schneider Grunau 8 (V.D.1, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-71 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (1 series II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-72 Schneider ESG 29 (c/n ??, Twentsche Zweefvliegclub, Enschede)
PH-73 Zögling (c/n ??, Amsterdamsche Arbeiders Vliegclub, Amsterdam)
PH-74 Schneider ESG (6 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-75 Schleicher Rhönbussard (c/n ??, DJP Legro & Tj. Veldman, Groningen)
PH-76 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (2 series II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-77 Zögling 10m (c/n ??, Leidsche Zweefvliegclub, Langeveld)
PH-79 Zögling (c/n ??, Centrale Werkplaats voor Jeugdige Werkloozen, Amsterdam)
PH-81 Zögling (c/n ??, 's-Gravenhaagsche Arbeiders Vliegclub, Den Haag)
PH-82 Schneider ESG (1 series II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-83 Schneider ESG (2 series II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-84 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (3 series II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-85 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (1 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-86 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (2 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-87 Schneider ESG (3 series II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-88 Schneider ESG (c/n ??, Venlosche Zweefvliegclub with Broeders van St Jozef, Venlo)
PH-89 Schneider ESG (4 series II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-90 Snellen V 20 (1 series I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-91 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (3 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-92 Schneider ESG (c/n ??, Eindhovensche Zweefvliegclub, Eindhoven)
PH-94 Schneider ESG (c/n ??, Centrale Werkplaats voor Jeugdige Werkloozen, Amsterdam)
PH-95 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (4 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-96 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (6 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-97 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (5 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-98 Wijkens Universal (2 serie I, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-100 Schneider ESG (5 serie II, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-101 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (7 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)
PH-102 Schneider Grunau Baby IIa (8 series III, NV Vliegtuigbouw, Deventer)

Underway (but apparently not completed) by May 1040:

1 x Schneider ESG (6 series III)
6 x Grunau Babys (1 series IV to 6 series IV)
6 x Wijkens Universals (series I to 8 series I)
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Apophenia said:
1 x Snellen V 20. (The V 20 was a one-off - which is currently undergoing a complete restoration for the Aviodome collection.

Actualy, the V20 was recovered from the aviodome collection in 1985 to prevent further damage and is now undergoing a restoration back to flying condition.
 

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So the Snellen V 20 is no longer with the Aviodome collection. Who is performing the restoration?
 

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The restauration is done by its current owner Tonnie Wensing (and team) at Twente airfield near Enschede. I was asked to build the website. I have limited knowledge about the progress.
Website will go live round mid december.
 

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A-Jay said:
Website will go live round mid december.

Thanks A-Jay.

Can you give us an update when the website is mounted?
 

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