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Heinkel He 42


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Service Data

In Service: 1929 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1929
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Seaplane trainer

Crew: 2 men
Length: 10.5 m
Wingspan: 14 m
Wing area: 56.03 m²
Height: 4.5 m
Empty: 1,550 kg
Loaded: 2,150 kg
Engine: 1 × Junkers Jumo L5 was a 6 cylinder water cooled inline engine producing up to 350 hp
Maximum speed: 185 km/h
Range: 800 km
Service ceiling: 3,700 m
1 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe, Bulgaria, Sweden
HD 42
He 42C
He 42D
He 42E

Other: Seaplanes & Flying boats


The Heinkel He 42 was a two seat single engine seaplane trainer


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