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Henschel Hs 124

Henschel Hs 124
Role Fighter-bomber
Manufacturer Henschel & Son
First flight 1934
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 2

The Henschel Hs 124 was a German prototype twin-engined heavy fighter-bomber. After two were manufactured, work on the airplane was cancelled.

The Hs 124 V1 had two liquid-cooled 12-cylinder Junkers Jumo 210A engines of 449 kW each (610 hp). It was fitted with a rotating turret with two 7.9 mm MG 15 machine guns in the nose.

The Hs 124 V2 had two BMW 132DC 9-cylinder radial engines of 640 kW each (870 hp). It was fitted with two 7.9mm MG 15 machine guns and carried up to 600 kg of bombs.

Specifications (Hs 124 V2)

Data from Warplanes of the Third Reich[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 3, pilot, radio operator/gunner and bombardier
  • Length: 14.50 m (47 ft 6¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 18.20 m (59 ft 8½ in)
  • Height: 3.75 m (12 ft 3⅔ in)
  • Wing area: 54.6 m² (587.7 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 4,250 kg (9,350 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 7,230 kg (15,906 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW 132cC nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, 640 kW (870 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 435 km/h (235 knots, 270 mph) at 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
  • Range: 4,200 km (2,270 nmi, 2,610 mi)
  • Climb to 6,000 m (19,685 ft): 17.5 min
Armament
  • Guns: 2 × 20mm Mauser cannon, 1× 7.92mm MG 15 machine guns
  • Bombs: 6× 100 kg (220 lb) bombs internally or 12× 50 kg (110 lb) bombs externally

See also

Related lists

References

  • Green, William. Warplanes of the Third Reich. New York:Doubleday, 1972. ISBN 0-385-05782-2.

External links

  • Johan Visschedijk Collection
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