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Heinkel He 59

Seaplane




Heinkel He 59 Seaplane trainer, transport, torpedo, reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: 1931 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1931
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Number built: 142

Technical Data

Type: Seaplane trainer, transport, torpedo, reconnaissance

Crew: 3 men
Length: 17.4 m
Wingspan: 23.7 m
Wing area: 153.3 m²
Height: 7.1 m
Empty: 6,215 kg
Loaded: 9,000 kg
Engine: 2 × BMW VI 12 cylinder water cooled inline engine producing up to 660 hp each
Maximum speed: 220 km/h
Range: 1,750 km
Service ceiling: 3,500 m
Armament:
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun manually aimed from bow position
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in the dorsal position
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in the ventral position
Bomb load up to 1,000 kg
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwaffe, Finland
Variants:
He 59a first prototype
He 59b second prototype
He 59A test aircraft
He 59 B-1 16 pre-production aircraft
He 59 B-2 improved version
He 59 B-3 reconnaissance aircraft
He 59 C-1 unarmed trainer
He 59 C-2 air/sea rescue model
He 59 D-1 trainer and air sea rescue version
He 59 E-1 torpedo bomber trainer
He 59 E-2 reconnaissance trainer
He 59N navigation trainer produced as He 59 D-1

Other: Seaplanes & Flying boats
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History

The Heinkel He 59 was a three seat twin engines biplane trainer, transport, torpedo, reconnaissance

Gallery

Heinkel He 59 Seaplane trainer, transport, torpedo, reconnaissance picture 2
Heinkel He 59 Seaplane trainer, transport, torpedo, reconnaissance picture 3

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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