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Heinkel He 51


Heinkel He 51 Fighter

Service Data

In Service: 1933 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1933
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built: 700

Technical Data

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 8.4 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Wing area: 27.2 m²
Height: 3.2 m
Empty: 1,460 kg
Loaded: 1,900 kg
Engine: 1 × BMW VI 7-3-Z 12 cylinder liquid cooled inline piston engine producing up to 740 hp
Maximum speed: 330 km/h
Range: 570 km
Service ceiling: 7,700 m
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns in nose
Bomb load up to 6 × 10 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe, Bulgaria, Spain
He 51A
He 51 A-0
He 51 A-1
He 51B
He 51 B-0
He 51 B-1
He 51 B-2
He 51 B-3
He 51C
He 51 C-0
He 51 C-1
He 51 C-2

Other: Fighters


The Heinkel He 51 was a single seat single engine biplane fighter


Heinkel He 51 Fighter picture 2
Heinkel He 51 Fighter picture 3

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