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Heinkel He 277


Heinkel He 277 Prototype bomber

Service Data

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1943
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Prototype bomber

Crew: 7 men
Length: 23 m
Wingspan: 40 m
Wing area: 133 m²
Height: 6.66 m
Empty: 21,800 kg
Loaded: 44,500 kg
Engine: 4 × BMW 801E 14 cylinder air cooled radial engine producing up to 1,973 hp
Maximum speed: 570 km/h
Range: 6,000 km
Service ceiling: 15,000 m
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns in remote controlled undernose chin turret
4 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns in twin dorsal turrets, one forward and one aft
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns in remote controlled ventral turret facing aft
4 × 13 mm MG 131 machine guns in tail turret
Bomb load up to 3,000 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe
He 277 V-1
He 277 V-2
He 277 V-3

Other: Prototypes


The Heinkel He 277 was a seven seat four engines four engines variant of He 177 bomber


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by Simon Gunson 24/06/2010

This picture either depicts the first prototype NN+QQ, or the third prototype NE+OD with a conventional tailfin. The second prototype GA+QQ was a HE-277 B-5 with an "H" tail with Jumo 213E high altitude engines.


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