Hamburger Flugzeugbau Ha 135

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Ha 135
Blohm & Voss Ha 135 drawing.jpg
Role Trainer
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Hamburger Flugzeugbau
First flight 28 April 1934
Number built 6

The Hamburger Flugzeugbau Ha 135 was the first aircraft produced by the new aircraft subsidiary of the German company Blohm & Voss.

Development[edit]

The two-seat biplane manufactured by the Hamburger Flugzeugbau subsidiary of Blohm & Voss was a means of giving the company experience in making modern metal components for civil and military aircraft. It was developed as a trainer for the German Ministry of Aviation. After it proved unsuccessful in this role, the company sold it as a sport aircraft.[1]

Operational history[edit]

The first prototype, designated the Ha 135 V1 (company production number 101, registration D-EXIL), made its first flight on 28 April 1934. After the company used it for flight development with a BMW-Bramo Sh 14A engine installed, the German Air Sports Association flew it as a sport aircraft.[1]

The second prototype, designated the Ha 135 V2 (company production number 102, registration D-EKEN), made its first flight on 30 April 1934. The Hamburger Flugzeugbau used it for flight characteristics and performance tests beginning on 14 July 1934. It also later flew as a sport aircraft with the German Air Sports Association.[1]

Hamburger Flugzeugbau manufactured four more Ha 135s before production ceased.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Die Deutsche Luftruestung 1933-1945 Vol.1 - AEG-Dornier [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2
  • Length: 6.83 m (22 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 520 kg (1,146 lb)
  • Gross weight: 860 kg (1,896 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW-Bramo Sh 14A , 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127 mph; 111 kn)
  • Range: 795 km (494 mi; 429 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,750 m (18,860 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Griehl, Manfred, X-Planes: German Luftwaffe Protoytpes 1930-1945, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Frontline Books, 2012, ISBN 9781783034192, unpaginated.
  2. ^ Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftruestung 1933-1945 Vol.1 - AEG-Dornier (in German). Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. pp. 92–93, 240–241. ISBN 978-3-7637-5464-9.