Heinkel HD 35

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HD 35
Heinkel HD35 (Sk-5) 66 (7715851990).jpg
Role Trainer
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel
First flight 1926

The Heinkel HD 35 was a trainer developed in Germany in the 1920s. It was a conventional single-bay biplane with staggered wings of equal span. The design was based on that of the HD 21, and like that aircraft, it had three open cockpits in tandem, although the most forward of these was usually faired over when not in use.

The Swedish Air Force bought an example to evaluate as a replacement for the World War I-vintage Albatros B.IIs it was then using for training. This aircraft was designated Sk 5 and was flight tested until March 1927, at which time it was judged inadequate in performance. It was subsequently sold onto the civil market and was eventually acquired by the Flygvapenmuseum, where it is preserved. The Heinkel HD 35 is comparable to Curtiss JN-4 Jenny in general specifications.




General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 7.40 m (24 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.97 m (36 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.10 m (10 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 32.5 m2 (349 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 760 kg (1,675 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,060 kg (2,340 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.II, 90 kW (120 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 138 km/h (86 mph)
  • Range: 250 km (160 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.8 m/s (350 ft/min)

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 499. 

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