Heinkel He 49

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He 49
Heinkel-he-49.jpg
The He 49bW floatplane
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Heinkel
Designer Günter brothers
First flight November 1932
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 4
Variants Heinkel He 51

The Heinkel He 49 was a German single-bay, single-seat biplane of mixed construction armed with two machine guns. Four variants were made, the He 49a, He 49b, He 49c.[1]

Variants[edit]

Data from:[2]

HD 49
original Heinkel designation for the He 49, before allocation of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) designations.
He 49L
generic designation for any of the He 49 landplane variants.
He 49W
generic designation for the He 49 floatplane variant.
He 49a
The first prototype, (originally HD 49), was flown in November 1932
He 49b
the second prototype followed in February 1933, with a modified fuselage to make it 400 mm (16 in) longer, powerred by a BMW VI 6.0 V-12 engine.
He 49bW
The He 49b turned into a floatplane
He 49c
The third prototype
He 49d
later prototpye Heinkel He 51

Specifications (Heinkel He 49b)[edit]

Data from The Complete Book of Fighters[3], Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945 Vol.2 – Flugzeugtypen Erla-Heinkel[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8.24 m (27 ft 0 in)
Floatplane: 8.57 m (28.1 ft)
  • Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 27.2 m2 (293 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 1,950 kg (4,299 lb)
Floatplane: 1,970 kg (4,340 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW VI 6.0 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 510 kW (690 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 325 km/h (202 mph, 175 kn)
Floatplane: 310 km/h (190 mph; 170 kn)
  • Landing speed (landplane): 90 km/h (56 mph; 49 kn)
  • Alighting speed (floatplane): 100 km/h (62 mph; 54 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 8,000 m (26,000 ft)
Floatplane: 7,500 m (24,600 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3 m/s (590 ft/min)
Floatplane: 3.4 m/s (670 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 1 minute 39 seconds

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heinkel He 49". www.historyofwar.org. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ Donald, David. Warplanes of the Luftwaffe. Barnes & Noble. p. 96. ISBN 978-0760722831.
  3. ^ Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.
  4. ^ Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945 Vol.2 – Flugzeugtypen Erla-Heinkel (in German). Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. pp. 164, 268–269. ISBN 3-7637-5464-4.