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Heinkel He 50


Heinkel He 50 Dive bomber, reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: 1931 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1931
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built: 78

Technical Data

Type: Dive bomber, reconnaissance

Crew: 2 men
Length: 9.6 m
Wingspan: 11.5 m
Wing area: 34.8 m²
Height: 4.5 m
Empty: 1,600 kg
Loaded: 2,620 kg
Engine: 1 × Siemens Bramo SAM 22B 9 cylinder air cooled radial engines producing up to 650 hp
Maximum speed: 235 km/h
Range: km
Service ceiling: 6,400 m
1 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun firing forward
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in observers cockpit
5 × 50 kg bombs on wing racks
Operators: Luftwaffe, China, Japan
He 50aW
He 50aL
He 50b
He 50A
He 50L
He 66a Model for China
He 66b Model for China

Other: Bombers


The Heinkel He 50 was a swo seat single engine was a sturdy single bay biplane dive bomber, reconnaissance


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