Henschel Hs 124

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Henschel Hs 124
Henschel Hs 124 (15270032565).jpg
Role
Manufacturer Henschel & Son
First flight 1934
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 2

The Henschel Hs 124 was a twin-engine heavy fighter, attack aircraft and light bomber designed in Nazi Germany. After two prototypes had been built, work on the project was cancelled.

It had two liquid-cooled 12-cylinder Junkers Jumo 210A engines of 449 kW each (610 hp). It was fitted with a rotating turret with two 7.9 mm MG 15 machine guns in the nose.

The Hs 124 V2 had two BMW 132DC 9-cylinder radial engines of 640 kW each (870 hp). It was fitted with two 20 mm Mauser cannon, as well as a 7.9 mm MG 15 machine gun, and carried up to 600 kg of bombs.

Specifications (Hs 124 V2)[edit]

Henschel Hs 124 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile September 1939
Henschel Hs 124 profile

Data from Warplanes of the Third Reich[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3, pilot, radio operator/gunner and bombardier
  • Length: 14.50 m (47 ft 6¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 18.20 m (59 ft 8½ in)
  • Height: 3.75 m (12 ft 3⅔ in)
  • Wing area: 54.6 m² (587.7 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 4,250 kg (9,350 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 7,230 kg (15,906 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW 132cC nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, 640 kW (870 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 435 km/h (235 knots, 270 mph) at 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
  • Range: 4,200 km (2,270 nmi, 2,610 mi)
  • Climb to 6,000 m (19,685 ft): 17.5 min

Armament

  • Guns: 2 × 20mm Mauser cannon, 1× 7.92mm MG 15 machine guns
  • Bombs: 6× 100 kg (220 lb) bombs internally or 12× 50 kg (110 lb) bombs externally

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green 1972, p. 384.
  • Green, William. Warplanes of the Third Reich. New York:Doubleday, 1972. ISBN 0-385-05782-2.

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