1943 to 1945 First Flight: Manufacturer: Henschel
Number built: Type:
Air-to-Air Missiles Guidance system:
radio controlled Length:
4.30 m Wingspan:
2 m Diameter:
0.35 m Weight:
325 kg Engine:
1 × BMW
liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to 375 kg of thrust Maximum
900 km/h Range:
32 km Warhead:
25 kg Fuze:
proximity Launch Platform: Do
, Ju 188
Luftwaffe Variants: Hs
117 Hs 117H Other: Missiles
The Henschel Hs 117H was a air to air missile. Designed and developed
by Henschel und Sohn
in 1941 under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. Herbert
The Henschel Hs 117H was launched from one of the following
, or Ju 388
once launched the missiles rocket engine would kick in which was a BMW
liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to 375 kg of thrust, an alternative
main engine could be used, which was the Walter
. An automatic system was employed to ensure that the missile flew
at its correct, Mac number and that the correct airspeed was obtained.
The Henschel Hs 117H sighting of the missile was by the standard Revi reflector.
the missile was controlled by a line of sight The control link was along similar
lines to the Kehl-Straßburg (designed and developed by Telefunken) system.
Testing of the Henschel Hs 117 began in May 1944 at Karlshagen
on the Baltic coast, and by September twenty two. Henschel Hs 117 had been launched
including the ones launched by He
There was ground launched variant the Hs
which was launched from a modified 3.7 cm gun carriage.
of the Third Reich.
German Aircraft of the Second
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