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Sportflugzeugbau Goppingen

The production of Schempp-Hirth gliders began in the municipal building yard in Göppingen where Martin Schempp founded the Sportflugzeugbau Göppingen (Sport Aircraft Göppingen) company in 1935. In 1938 the company moved to Kirchheim/Teck and employed more than 300 people during the war time.
The first serial gliders were the aerobatic single seat trainer GÖ-1 'WOLF' from Wolf Hirth and the renown GÖ-3 'Minimoa' as well as the two seat GÖ-4 from Wolfgang Hütter.



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