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Dec 02, 2021, 10:43 PM
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Obscure Airplane Highlight of the Day : Klemm L-25


Klemm L-25: The German aircraft manufacturer introduced the Klemm L-25 in 1928. The airplane had a long sailplane like wing and used all wood construction similar to 1920-30s sailplanes. The L-25 had quite a few variants and powerplans. Throughout the years Klemms have been powered with ABC Scorpion and Bristol Cherub 2 cylinders, Continental and Lycoming 4 cylinders, radials like the Pobjoy Niagara, Salmson AD-9, Siemens, Diamlers and BMWs as well as inlines like the Walter Mikron, Hirth and Argus.

In the US the company Aeromarine license built Klemm 25s for the US market. They were powered with Salmson AD-9s which were imported by Aeromarine and later had LeBlondís. In the UK a slightly modified version was produced as the B.A. Swallow. In total at least 600 were built but with many built by homebuilders, itís hard to say exactly how many have flown in total. Today there are still a lot flying in Europe and a handful in the US.
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