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mystery aircraft - anybody any ideas - registered in the Saar Protectorate

Michel Van

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from the fuselage and engine
it look like a "de Havilland D.H.94 Moth Minor Coupe"
but the Cockpit is not like the Coupe
 

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Appears to be a enclosed cockpit variant of the Klemm 25 - the vertical fin and wing, especially the step at the trailing edge/fuselage matches up well with a Klemm 25. I see gliders in the background - what's the story on the photo? Saar territories had EZ and TS designators back in the day - cannot find a SL at the moment though.


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Appears to be a enclosed cockpit variant of the Klemm 25 - the vertical fin and wing, especially the step at the trailing edge/fuselage matches up well with a Klemm 25. I see gliders in the background - what's the story on the photo? Saar territories had EZ and TS designators back in the day - cannot find a SL at the moment though.


Enjoy the Day! Mark
SL from 1947-1956
 

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There was an "optional" available for having closed cockpits on Klemm aircraft:
-German page http://www.klemm-flieger-forum.de/erhaltene-klemms/kl35/se-akn-klemm-35-mit-kabinenhaube/
-Google translated to English https://translate.google.it/transla...klemms/kl35/se-akn-klemm-35-mit-kabinenhaube/

Judging by the leading edge shape, pitot mount on the left wing and rudder shape it's indeed an heavily modified/updated Klemm L25.
I'm not sure about what kind of engine it sports, apparently there was a plethora of engines available for it, even without considering the variants built by the British Klemm Aeroplane Company/British Aircraft Manufacturing Company and the US Aeromarine Klemm.
 

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Air Britain had a short article on Saarland registrations in their Winter 2019 edition of Aviation News.

They have the following for SL-AAB:
Klemm L.25a Coupe, c/n 166, ex-HB-ETU, CH-250, regd 1954, to D-ENEC 19-06-59 Flugsportfreunde Sarrlouis eV
It was built in 1929 and was registered in France orignally before its transfer to the Swiss register.

The article has a photo of SL-AAB in the same colour scheme buy taxiing with two people aboard.

A detailed register and histories can be found at www.saar-nostalgie.de (aircraft are under Flugverkehr).
 
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