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Heinkel He 280


Heinkel He 280 Prototype fighter

Service Data

In Service: 2 April 1941 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 2 April 1941
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built: 9

Technical Data

Type: Prototype fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 10.4 m
Wingspan: 12.2 m
Wing area: 21.5 m²
Height: 3.06 m
Empty: 3,215 kg
Loaded: 4,310 kg
Engine: 2 × Heinkel HeS 8A turbojets producing up to 750 kg of thrust
Maximum speed: 900 km/h
Range: 650 km
Service ceiling: 11.500 m
3 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe
He 280 V-1
He 280 V-2
He 280 V-3
He 280 V-4
He 280 V-5
He 280 V-6
He 280 V-7
He 280 V-8
He 280 V-9

Other: Prototypes


The Heinkel He 280 was a single seat twin turbojets all metal mid wing monoplane fighter only nine prototypes built


Heinkel He 280 Prototype fighter picture 2
Heinkel He 280 Prototype fighter picture 3
Heinkel He 280 Prototype fighter picture 4
Heinkel He 280 Prototype fighter picture 5
Heinkel He 280 Prototype fighter picture 6
Heinkel He 280 Prototype fighter picture 7

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