Schempp-Hirth OHG established by Wolf Hirth at Göppingen 1935 to build sailplanes. Became world leader, and remains so today, but as Schempp-Hirth OHG, Kirchheim-Teck, also building light aeroplanes, initially Milan GS6 (May 1958) high-wing 2-seater, later licensed Piel Emeraude. Planned STOL aircraft abandoned, Piel license to Binder 1962.

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