Hs 123

  • February 04, 2022
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Description:

The Henschel Hs 123 was a single-seat biplane dive bomber and close-support attack aircraft flown by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War and the early to midpoint of World War II.

Twelve Hs 123s were also exported to China, where they were used extensively as dive bombers against Japanese warships along the Yangtze River, especially in 1938.

General characteristics

Crew: 1 Length: 8.33 m (27 ft 4 in) Wingspan: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in) Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in) Wing area: 24.85 m2 (267.5 sq ft) Empty weight: 1,500 kg (3,307 lb) Gross weight: 2,215 kg (4,883 lb) Powerplant: 1 × BMW 132Dc 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 660 kW (880 hp) Propellers: 2-bladed metal variable-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 341 km/h (212 mph, 184 kn) at 1,200 m (3,937 ft) Range: 860 km (530 mi, 460 nmi) with drop tank[14] Combat range: 480 km (300 mi, 260 nmi) with 200 kg (440.9 lb) of bombs Service ceiling: 9,000 m (30,000 ft) Rate of climb: 15 m/s (3,000 ft/min) Armament 2× 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, 400 rpg (field modification of 2× 20 mm (0.79 in) MG FF cannon) Up to 450 kg (992.1 lb) of bombs (1 x SC250 bomb under fuselage and 4 x SC50 bombs under wings)

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