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Heinkel He 177

Bomber




Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) Long range bomber

Service Data

In Service: 1939 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1939
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built: 1,184

Technical Data

Type: Long range bomber

Crew: 5 men
Length: 20.40 m
Wingspan: 31.44 m
Wing area: 102 m²
Height: 6.39 m
Empty: 16,800 kg
Loaded: 31,000 kg
Engine: 2 × Daimler-Benz DB 610A 12 cylinder liquid cooled supercharged inverted Vee piston engine producing up to 2,950 hp each
Maximum speed: 490 km/h
Range: 5,500 km
Service ceiling: 8.000 m
Armament:
1 × 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun in nose
1 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine gun ventral gondola
2 × 13 mm MG 131 machine guns in remote front dorsal turret
1 × 13 mm MG 131 in powered aft dorsal turret
1 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine gun in in tail position
2 × Henschel Hs 293 missiles or 2 × Fritz × or 2 × torpedoes or 16 × 50 kg bombs or 2 × LMA III parachute sea mines
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
He 177 V1
He 177 A-0
He 177 A-1
He 177 A-1/R1
He 177 A-1/U2
He 177 A-2
He 177 A-3
He 177 A-3/R1
He 177 A-3/R2
He 177 A-3/R3
He 177 A-3/R4
He 177 A-3/R5
He 177 A-3/R7
He 177 A-4
He 177 A-5
He 177 A-5/R1
He 177 A-5/R2
He 177 A-5/R4
He 177 A-5/R5
He 177 A-5/R6
He 177 A-5/R7
He 177 A-6
He-177 A-6/R1
He 177 A-7
He 177B

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History

The Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) was a five seat twin engines mid wing monoplane with semi circular section fuselage and square tail surfaces long range bomber

Gallery

Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) Long range bomber picture 2
Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) Long range bomber picture 3
Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) Long range bomber picture 4
Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) Long range bomber picture 5
Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) Long range bomber picture 6
Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon) Long range bomber picture 7

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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