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Heinkel He 46


Heinkel He 46 Reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: 1931 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: Late 1931
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built: 478

Technical Data

Type: Reconnaissance

Crew: 2 men
Length: 9.5 m
Wingspan: 14 m
Wing area: 32.2 m²
Height: 3.4 m
Empty: 1,765 kg
Loaded: 2,300 kg
Engine: 1 × Siemens Bramo SAM 22B 9 cylinder air cooled radial engines producing up to 650 hp
Maximum speed: 250 km/h
Range: 1,000 km
Service ceiling: 6,000 m
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in observers cockpit
Bomb load up to 20 × 10 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe, Bulgaria, Hungary, Spain
He 46a
He 46b
He 46c
He 46C
He 46 C-0
He 46 C-1
He 46 C-2
He 46 D-0
He 46 E-1
He 46 E-2
He 46 E-3
He 46 F-1
He 46 F-2

Other: Reconnaissance


The Heinkel He 46 was a two seat single engine parasol winged monoplane reconnaissance


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