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Henschel Hs 296

Anti-ship Missiles

Henschel Hs 296 Anti-ship Missiles

Service Data

In Service: to

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Henschel
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Anti-ship Missiles

Guidance system: television guided
Length: 5.44 m
Wingspan: m
Diameter: 0.553 m
Weight: 2,100 kg
Engine: 2 × Walter HWK 109-509D liquid fuel bipropellant rocket engine producing up to 1,700 kg of thrust each
Maximum speed: 860 km/h
Range: 14 km
Warhead: 580 kg
Launch Platform:
Operators: Luftwaffe
295 V-1

Other: Missiles


The Henschel Hs 296 was a anti-ship missile. Designed and developed by Henschel und Sohn in 1944.

The Henschel Hs 296 was an amalgamation of the Hs 294 and Hs 293 the aft fuselage and control systems were the same as Hs 293 and the wing was from the Hs 294 the general idea behind the Henschel Hs 296 was to increase its armour piercing ability, it had 2 × Walter HWK 109-509D liquid fuel bipropellant rocket engine producing up to 1,700 kg of thrust each, testing started in April 1944 on the Henschel Hs 296 however testing was not completed.


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