Klemm 35D, F-AZTK
The Klemm Kl 35 was designed as a replacement for the Kl 25 at the request of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (German Air Ministry) in 1934.
The prototype of the Klemm Kl 35 flew in 1935.
A mixed construction, metal for the fuselage and wood for the wings, was requested for fear of lacking strategic materials. The first engine chosen was an 80 HP Hirth HM60R.
This Klemm 35D came out of the Böblingen factories in 1940 under the number 1854, it flew in Sweden as a trainer as a type SK15A with the number 5020.
After 8 years of activity, it left the Air Force for the “Vimmerby Air Club” where it was registered SE-BHR.
After a series of owners getting it to travel between Sweden, Germany and Switzerland, it was bought in Germany by the Ailes Anciennes de Lorraine association and registered F-AZTK.
It is to date the only of its type flying in France and one of only 7 still remaining in the world.
© Xavier Méal
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