WW2 German Luftwaffe – MANUAL / HANDBOOK / DOCUMENTS – Siebel Si-204 – RARE!

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You are bidding on a FANTASTIC and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WW2 German Luftwaffe Siebel Si-204 Handbook and Documents!  These came from the estate of an ex “Skunk Works” employee at Lockheed.


 


The Siebel Si 204 was a small twin-engined transport and trainer aircraft developed in World War II. It was based on the Fh 104.  Originally designed in response to an RLM development order for a small civil transport aircraft in 1938, it was eventually produced for the Luftwaffe.


The Si 204D was used mainly in B- and C-Schools (advanced schools) and in FÜG 1 (delivery wing of the Luftwaffe), probably as a taxi aircraft for crews who had delivered other aircraft to fighting units. Its use in blind flying schools was sporadic; for radio schools, no evidence of use has been found. The Si 204A flew mainly with communications squadrons and flying services for senior officers, but also with schools. 


In July 1944, five Si 204 were destined to be converted to night-combat aircraft, but no further aircraft were allotted. They were probably intended for the pre-series Si 204 E-0. However, no evidence shows that these aircraft were ever used in combat situations. 


Luft Hansa received at least four Si 204s: The first prototype, D-AEFR, was evaluated from March to May 1941 by Luft Hansa Prague. From spring 1942 to spring 1943, the second prototype, D-ASGU, was used on regular routes as a freight carrier. 


An Si 204 was likely the last German aircraft shot down on the Western Front. At 8 pm on May 8, 1945, 2nd Lt. K. L. Smith of the 9th Air Force’s 474th Fighter Group, flying a P-38 Lightning, downed a Siebel 3 miles southeast of Rodach, Bavaria. 


At the end of the war, one Si 204D remained in Berlin-Tempelhof (named “Rhein”). One flew to Enns in Austria, where it was captured by the Allies. 


Captured Si 204s flew in a variety of civil roles in the post-war USSR, serving with Aeroflot until 1949, being particularly successful in Tajikistan regional services. Soviet Polar Aviation flew seven Si 204s, equipped with skis, in Siberia. Major engine deficiencies in the extreme climate conditions, with four aircraft lost, caused local aircrew to nickname the Si 204 Giebel, Russian for disaster, before withdrawal from the region. The last Soviet Si 204, flying with the Agricultural Survey, was retired in 1951.


 



This is an AMAZING and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE reference.  Specifically covering the Si-204, this set consists of a 12-page handbook; 3 smaller handbooks, and various charts.  Features various notations, instructions, descriptions, and diagrams.  One sheet is in English (US Technical Intelligence) and dated 1943; the rest of the set are in German. Some marks, wear, and folds due to the age, but nothing that detracts.  A VERY RARE set, it would make a SUPERB addition to any collection or display!


 


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