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Henschel Hs 293C

Anti-ship Missiles




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Service Data

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Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Henschel
Number built: 1,900 All variants

Technical Data

Type: Anti-ship Missiles

Guidance system: remote control / wire link
Length: 3.82 m
Wingspan: 3.1 m
Diameter: 0.47 m
Weight: 1,045 kg
Engine: 1 × Walter HWK 109-507B liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to 590 kg of thrust
Maximum speed: 435 km/h
Range: 12 km
Warhead: 295 kg
Fuze: impact fuse
Launch Platform: Do 217, He 111, He 177, Fw 200, Ju 290
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
Hs 293A
Hs 293B
Hs 293C
Hs 293 C-1
Hs 293 C-2
Hs 293 C-3
Hs 293 C-4
Hs 293D
Hs 293E
Hs 293F
Hs 293H

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History

The Henschel Hs 293C was a anti-ship missile Designed and developed by Henschel und Sohn in 1939 under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. Herbert Alois Wagner.

The Henschel Hs 293C was intended to be deployed against Allied shipping.

Continued development of the Henschel Hs 293 A-1 led to the development of the Henschel Hs 293C which had an enlarged nosecone, and was designed to travel submerged to hit target ships below the waterline. It's not clear whether the wings were designed to break off on impact with the Sea.
The Henschel Hs 293C used the same engines 1 × Walter HWK 109-507B liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to 590 kg of thrust, alternatively the BMW 109-511 liquid fuel rocket engine producing up to 600 kg or WASAG 109-512 solid fuel rocket engine producing up to 1,200 kg of thrust and control systems, Kehl-Straßburg (designed and developed by Telefunken), Dortmund/Duisburg, as Henschel Hs 293 A-1 this weapon was never used operationally.

The Henschel Hs 293C led to the development of the Hs 294

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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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