Heinkel HD 34

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HD 34
Role Reconnaissance bomber
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel
First flight 1928
Number built 1

The Heinkel HD 34 was a reconnaissance bomber built in Germany in the late 1920s.

Design and development[edit]

The HD 34 was a twin-engine biplane designed for long-range reconnaissance. The center section had a front cockpit with side-by-side seating, with the third crewmember in the rear cockpit.[1][2]

On June 26, 1928, the HD.34 suffered damage on a test flight after losing control. It was decided, however, not to repair the aircraft due to high costs of repair.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2-3
  • Length: 11.73 m (38 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 18.00 m (59 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 4.84 m (15 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 85.40 m2 (919.2 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,000 kg (6,614 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,500 kg (9,921 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW VI V-12 water-cooled piston engines, 560 kW (750 hp) each
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch metal propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 266 km/h (165 mph; 144 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 7,600 m (24,900 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: (planned) 2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns
  • Bombs: (planned) light bombs

References[edit]

  1. ^ de Agostini. World Aviation. Heinkel: HD 25 - HD 44 Series Biplanes
  2. ^ Arms & Armor. Manfred Griehl. Heinkel Combat Aircraft
  3. ^ "Heinkel HD.34". www.airwar.ru.