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 produced under licence in Sweden for the Marinen (Swedish Navy) in 1921 as the Svenska S.1. 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.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot & observer/gunner)
  • Length: 12.65 m (41 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 18 m (59 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.85 m (12 ft 8 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,320 kg (5,115 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Maybach Mb IVa 6-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engine, 190 kW (260 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 9 minutes

Armament

1 × flexible machine gun in rear cockpit

Operators[edit]

 Sweden

References[edit]

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