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Henschel Hs 124
Role Fighter-bomber
Manufacturer Henschel & Son
First flight 1934
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 2

The Henschel Hs 124 was a German prototype twin-engined heavy fighter-bomber. After two were manufactured, work on the airplane was cancelled.

The Hs 124 V1 had two liquid-cooled 12-cylinder Junkers Jumo 210A engines of 449 kW each (610 hp). It was fitted with a rotating turret with two 7.9 mm MG 15 machine guns in the nose.

The Hs 124 V2 had two BMW 132DC 9-cylinder radial engines of 640 kW each (870 hp). It was fitted with two 7. 9mm MG 15 machine guns and carried up to 600 kg of bombs.

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Specifications (Hs 124 V2)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3, pilot, radio operator/gunner and bombardier
  • Length: 47 ft 7 in (14.5 m)
  • Wingspan: 59 ft 6 in (18.2 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 4 in (3.75 m)
  • Wing area: 587.7 ft² (54.6 m²)
  • Empty weight: 9,370 lb (4,250 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 15,939 lb (7,230 kg)
  • Powerplant:BMW 132 DC, 870 hp (640 kW) each

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Armament

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