Heinkel HE 1

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HE 1
Role Reconnaissance floatplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Caspar-Werke
Designer Ernst Heinkel
Primary user Swedish Navy (Marinen )

The Heinkel HE 1 was a two-seat, low-wing monoplane floatplane, designed in 1921 by German designer Ernst Heinkel at Caspar-Werke. The aircraft was initially produced under licence in Sweden for the Marinen (Swedish Navy) in 1921. The HE 1 was powered by a 179 kW (240 hp) Maybach Mb.IVa engine; one test aircraft was powered by a Siddeley Puma engine.


General characteristics



  • 1 × flexible machine gun in rear cockpit




  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 498.