Henschel Hs 127

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Henschel Hs 127

Post by Dave Bender » 17 Dec 2008 21:54

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henschel_Hs_127
What do we know of this aircraft? The data in the Wikipedia article makes the aircraft look too good to be true.
Max speed of 353 mph.
Bomb load of 1,500 kg
This performance is achieved with 2 x 850hp engines.

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Re: Henschel Hs 127

Post by Ome_Joop » 18 Dec 2008 18:26

As the Hs 127 (and Bf162) were in same fast bomber requirement as the Ju-88 it does seem that those prototypes were fast until....
The aircraft's first flight was made by the prototype Ju 88 V1, which bore the civil registration D-AQEN, on 21 December 1936. When it first flew, it managed about 580 km/h (360 mph) and Hermann Göring, head of the Luftwaffe was ecstatic. It was an aircraft that could finally fulfill the promise of the Schnellbomber, a high-speed bomber
and
However, by the time Luftwaffe planners had had their own "pet" features added (including dive-bombing), the Ju 88's top speed had dropped to around 450 km/h (280 mph).
from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_88

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Re: Henschel Hs 127

Post by Cantankerous » 29 Jan 2020 04:47


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