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WWII Gliders - Raul Hrubiskosub collection

Hi
I would like to share with your the final photos of our glider collection which includes 81 models. I hope you like it.

Since January 2021 my father has been building the single trainer gliders because the rest was done some years ago.

There is very little information available. The guidance received from many people was invaluable. I would like to thank David Underwood, Alastair Mellor, Neil Jed, Javier Planells, Peter Chamberlain, Bruce Stephenson, Steve Wright, Luis Cid, and Richard Cawsey.

Here are the photos

This is the list of the models done
Manufacturer Aircraft Mark Sqn A/A. Pilots Year Place

  1. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DG597 1 First prototype used for RATOG trials
  2. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DG604 "1 Airbones Forces Experimental Establishment 1/9/1942 Sherburn-in-elmet, near leeds, Yorkshire -
  3. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LJ271 Test on Horsa with arrester parachutes 1/5/1945
  4. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL472 1946 Aquir Palestine
  5. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II 19 - DP288 H Glider Conversion Unit 1943
  6. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL145 FERX 21 HGCU 1946
  7. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DP740 "RAF Glider Pilot Exercise unit 1945 Thruxton
  8. AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I Mount Farm
  9. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LZ/X - LH469 “93” Operation Deadstick Caen Canal Bridge
  10. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II 5 - L?22? D-Day Operation.
  11. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LF819 1es independent Glider Squadron Tarquina Italy
  12. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL349
  13. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II DK353 December 1942
  14. AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II RZ306 1946
  15. Armstrong whitworth a. W. 52g rg324 (p)
  16. Baynes bat bat ra809 (p)
  17. BRITISH TAYLORCRAFT Model H Glider
  18. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur I BV136
  19. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BV199 Production Prototype May 1941
  20. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT771 "This glider was used at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment for ditching trials in the summer of 1942.
  21. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT479 Royal Aircraft Establishment Jul 1942
  22. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH130 Empire Flying School 1946
  23. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II J - BT615 No.2 Glider Training School jun-42 RAF Weston
  24. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT823 No.3 Glider Training School 1946 RAF Wellesbourne Mountford circa
  25. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II 32 - BT572 No.1 Glider Training School Septiembre 1942 RAF Croughton.
  26. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT671 Glider Pilot Exercise Unit Noviembre 1942 RAF Netheravon.
  27. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT889 No.5 Glider Training School ago-45
  28. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH255 No.4 Glider Training School Oct. 1942 RAF Kidlington
  29. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH522 No.3 Glider Training School late 1943
  30. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT480 Central Landing Establishment may-41
  31. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT610 No.4 Glider Training School Sept. 1942 RAF Kidlington
  32. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH120 No.3 Glider Training School jun-45
  33. GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48B Hotspur II B Twin MP486/G
  34. General aircraft gal 50
  35. General aircraft gal 55
  36. General aircraft 56 (01) ts507 (p)
  37. General aircraft 56 (02) ts5100 (p)
  38. General aircraft 56 (03) ts138 (p)
  39. General aircraft 61 ts515 (p)
  40. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I DR854/G Used for RATOG trails
  41. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I 901 - LA691
  42. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I 256 Used on Operation Varsity. for carrying ammunition.
  43. GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK X LA728
  44. SCOTT LIGHT AIRCRAFT LTD Viking 1 1/2/1944 ST MERRYN ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION
  45. SCOTT LIGHT AIRCRAFT LTD Viking 1 L June 27th 1941 King and Queen visit RAF Thames in
  46. SLINGSBY Type 3
  47. SLINGSBY Type 3 Nacelled Q Glider Training Squadron 1941
  48. SLINGSBY Type 4 Falcon III M
  49. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet 5
  50. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet E
  51. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet B
  52. SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet Exercise by D.U and G.S.T 26/10/1940 Macclesfield
  53. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet PD627
  54. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet PD628
  55. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet RA384
  56. SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet RA854
  57. SLINGSBY Type 8 Kirby Tutor VM659
  58. SLINGSBY Type 8 Kirby Tutor VW535
  59. SLINGSBY Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's 1945 ATC Gliding School
  60. SLINGSBY Type 15 Gull IIIN 1945 Heston
  61. SLINGSBY Type 18 Hengist Mk I DG570 Early 1942 Airbone Forces Experimental Establishment
  62. SLINGSBY Type 18 Hengist Mk II DG573
  63. SLINGSBY Type 20 1/3/1945 HMSS Pretorian
  64. SLINGSBY Type 20 1944 Wombledon aerodrome
  65. SLINGSBY Type 24 Falcon 4 VM109 1/9/1946
  66. Target glider 32 Ft span
  67. Target glider 25 Ft span
  68. Target glider 16 Ft span
  69. Target glider 8 Ft span
  70. WACO CG-4A Hadrian
  71. WACO CG-4A Hadrian
  72. WACO CG-4A Hadrian I FR579 "Voo-Doo" 1/7/1943 RAF Prestwick, Scotladn
  73. WACO CG-4A Hadrian II B/48 1945 Heavy Glider Conversion
  74. WACO CG-4A Hadrian II 8 670 jun-45 Basal, India
  75. WACO CG-13A Hadrian
  76. Schempp-Hirth Minimoa BGA338
  77. RHOENBUSSARD Rhonbussard 26/10/1940 Congleton / North Rode Viaduct [ Off-Airport ]
  78. De havilland australia g1
  79. De havilland australia g2
  80. Hutter hü 17b
  81. Hindustan aeronautics limited g-1

This is a photo of the backstage.

I will post more photos showing the smaller group soon.

Cheers
Santiago

4 additional images. Click to enlarge.


19 responses

  1. 81 WWII gliders, all perfectly built, what is not to like?
    Congratulations Santiago!

  2. That's an amazing collection and they all look great too!

  3. Now that is dedication. That's about 15 years building for me.

  4. No idea there were that many different gliders in the RAF! Thanks for the shot of your photo stage!

  5. Thank you very much for your comments. Yes, there are not common but fortunately, we could finally do this series.

    Here are some more photos

    Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte

    Slingsby Type 7 Cadet

    Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor

    Slingsby Type 9 King Kite and Slingsby Type 15 Gull III

    Slingsby Type 20

    Scott Vikings

    Slingsby group (We should removed both scott vikings from the photo)

    GAL 56 and 61

    General Aircraft

    Cheers
    Santiago

  6. Amazing !
    Love the gliders of WW2 Many shown here I am not familiar with at all, like the flying wings .
    More info on the single seat ones would be great .
    Heave away Santiago ! Superb Display.

  7. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    A very much decent and satisfactory collection there Santiago.
    Thank you for sharing these images.

  8. What an incredible collection, Santiago @diamant01
    I was not aware that there were so many variants in gliders.
    All of them look great.

  9. Beautiful collection! Well done.

  10. Simply in incredible modeling! I’m blown away Santiago! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Impressive collection!

  12. This collection is awesome, Santiago (@diamant01). The time and effort involved probably defies description.

  13. Amazing work Santiago

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