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Henschel Hs 126


Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: August 1936 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: August 1936
Manufacturer: Henschel
Number built: 505

Technical Data

Type: Reconnaissance

Crew: 2 men
Length: 10.85 m
Wingspan: 14.5 m
Wing area: 31.6 m²
Height: 3.75 m
Empty: 2,030 kg
Loaded: 3,090 kg
Engine: 1 × Siemens Bramo 323A-1 Fafnir 9 cylinder supercharged air cooled radial engine producing up to 850 hp
Maximum speed: 310 km/h
Range: normal 580 km maximum 720 km
Service ceiling: 8,300 m
1 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun firing forward
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 flexible machine gun in the observer cockpit
Bomb load up to 150 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe, Greece, Spain
Hs 126 V-1
Hs 126 V-2
Hs 126 V-3
Hs 126 A-0
Hs 126 A-1
Hs 126 B-1

Other: Reconnaissance


The Henschel Hs 126 was a two seat single engine all metal stressed skin short range reconnaissance aircraft


Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance picture 2
Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance picture 3
Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance picture 4
Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance picture 5
Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance picture 6
Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance picture 7

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