Heinkel He 57

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Heinkel HE 57 front view from Flight 1931-05-29.jpg
Front view of Heinkel HE 57 at Stockholm International Aero Show 1931
Role Amphibious flying boat
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel
Designer Dr Ernst Heinkel
Introduction 1930 Paris Aero Show

The Heinkel He 57 was a single engine amphibious flying boat built in the early 1930s.

HE 57


The double stepped hull were made of aluminum. The wings use wood spars and aluminum ribs with fabric covering. The landing gear are hydraulically raised with a manual pump.[1]

Specifications Heinkel He 57[edit]

Data from Flight

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 6
  • Wingspan: 16.00 m (52 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 39.2 m2 (422 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 2,440 kg (5,380 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt and Whitney Wasp Radial, 340 kW (450 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h; 105 kn (121 mph)
  • Wing loading: 62.3 kg/m2 (12.75 lb/sq ft)


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