Aeroplane Monthly 1993-07
M.Simons - Sling's sailplanes (10)
The Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club’s Kirby Gull, BGA 348, flying at the 1938 National Gliding Competitions at Dunstable. This was the second Gull built; no spoilers were fitted at the time.
The American Gull, N41829, built from plans by Herman Kursawe in 1942. This example still survives.
Grace: A fine aerial impression of a typical high-performance sailplane, Mr. Hiscox's Kirby Gull. The photograph was taken from a two-seater glider.
A fine Charles E. Brown study of a Slingsby Gull over Dunstable in July 1938, during practice for that year’s National Gliding Competitions.
The modified prototype Gull soon after its arrival in Australia in 1939. The canopy and spoilers were brought up to the new standard before export.
BGA 378, with wheel, at the Derby & Lancs site at Camphill in 1949. It wears the club’s blue-and-white stripes on its rudder, as well as registration letters. Otherwise the finish was clear dope and varnish. This Gull, with a modified canopy, still flies regularly.
The Cross-Channel Gull, BGA 380, also at Camphill in 1949. The tailplane has not yet been rigged.
The prototype Gull flying at Gawler, the base of the Adelaide Soaring Club in South Australia, in 1957.
Slingsby Type 12 Gull