ⓘ 1940s Italian sailplanes ..

CVV-6 Canguro

The CVV-6 Canguro was a high performance two seat glider, designed at Milan Polytechnic University in 1940. A small batch was ordered for the Italian Air Force but few were delivered; more were produced after World War II, becoming the most common Italian gliding club machine. Some were still in use in the 1980s. In 1954 a Canguro came second at the World Gliding Championships at Camphill Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, England. One was modified into a powered aircraft, at first with a piston engine and later with a turbojet.

Mantelli Parma

The single example of the Parma glider, one of many glider designs from Adriano Mantelli, was built in 1947 in the workshops of Mantellis Alaparma SpA by Emilio Pastorelli during his spare time. It was intended to be light, simple and cheap to build and easy to transport, whilst flying well in thermals. It had a cantilever high wing mounted on top of its fuselage and constructed in one piece to keep the weight very low. The wing had a single spar, with plywood skin forward around the leading edge forming a torsion-resistant D-box. In plan the wing was rectangular with rounded tips. The Par ...

Pagliani Vittoria

The Vittoria was designed and built between 1941 and 1942 by Armando Pagliani and two employees of the Luigi Teichfuss glider works at Pavullo nel Frignano Airport. It was a high-wing monoplane, with its single spar wing supported centrally on a fuselage pedestal and braced on each side from the spar at about one third span to the lower fuselage with a single steel faired strut. White deal ribs defined the wing section, which tapered from Gottingen 535 to the reflexed NACA M6 outboard. In plan the wing had a rectangular centre section and straight-tapered outer panels which ended in rounde ...

Tedeschi E.T.186

The single example of the E.T.186 training glider was built to Enzo Tadeschis design by seven students of the Modena Aeronautical Association. It was a simple, wood framed aircraft, covered with a mixture of plywood and fabric. Its high single spar wing was mounted over the fuselage on a pedestal and braced to the lower fuselage with a single faired metal strut on each side. The wing was unswept and had constant chord, ending in rounded tips. Ailerons occupied about half the span and the outer wing had 2° of washout to delay the stall over them. The E.T.186 had a deep sided hexagonal fusel ...

Teichfuss Allievo Pavullo

The Teichfuss Allievo Pavulla was an Italian single seat open frame primary glider, designed by Luigi Teichfuss of Pavullo and first flown in 1940. It was sold in two versions, strut and cable braced. A single two seat variant was also built.

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