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Hs 126

CountryGermany
ManufacturerHenschel & Sohn
Primary RoleTransport
Maiden Flight1 August 1936

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ww2dbaseThe Hs 126 reconnaissance aircraft were developed from Henschel's Hs 122 design. The pilots of the aircraft were seated in an enclosed cockpit, while the gunners sat behind the cockpit in open positions. Although the first prototype received terrible reviews, subsequent fixes made the production model popular. They were introduced in 1937, and were used in the Spanish Civil War in the following year. During the European War, they remained in German Army service despite the presence of several other more effective models, taking on additional roles such as glider tugs and night ground attack aircraft. Production ceased in 1942 and they were retired from service in 1942.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: May 2008

SPECIFICATIONS

B-1
MachineryOne Bramo 323 9-cylinder radial engine rated at 850hp
Armament1x7.92mm forward MG 17 machine gun, 1x7.92mm flexible MG 15 machine gun, up to 150kg of bombs
Crew2
Span10.90 m
Length14.50 m
Height3.80 m
Wing Area31.60 m²
Weight, Empty2,030 kg
Weight, Loaded6,820 kg
Speed, Maximum356 km/h
Service Ceiling8,530 m
Range, Normal998 km

Photographs

Hs 126 at rest, date unknownWrecked I-16 (UTI-4 variant; foreground) and Hs 126 (background) aircraft, 1941
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Hs 126 at rest, date unknownWrecked I-16 (UTI-4 variant; foreground) and Hs 126 (background) aircraft, 1941
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