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Henschel Hs 293F

Anti-ship Missiles




Henschel Hs 293F Anti-ship Missiles

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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: 3.2 m
Wingspan: 1.6 m
Diameter: 0.47 m
Weight: kg
Engine: 2 × Schmidding SG 33 solid fuel rocket engine producing up to until 1,855 kg of thrust.
Maximum speed: km/h
Range: km
Warhead: 295 kg
Fuze:
Launch Platform: Do 217, He 111, He 177, Fw 200, Ju 290
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
Hs 293A
Hs 293B
Hs 293C
Hs 293D
Hs 293E
Hs 293F
Hs 293H

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History

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

Continued development of the standard Henschel Hs 293 A-1 led to the development of the Henschel Hs 293F the main consideration behind this version of missile was to conserve critical war materials, there were some unique design features incorporated into Henschel Hs 293F one of which was a delta wing configuration, much more unusual was the absence of a tail unit. However, in every other respect it was similar to earlier variants. This missile was not used operationally, and all further design work was abandoned in 1944 in favour of other projects.

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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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