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Germany's Henschel Hs 124 light bomber

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  • Henschel Hs 124 light bomber
  • Henschel Hs 124 light bomber

Design

The Henschel Hs 124 has internal fuel tanks to increase its range.

Armament

The Hs 124's bombs are carried on racks beneath the fuselage and wings.

Specifications

  Henschel Hs 124
Type Light bomber
Engine (Type) 2: BMW 132D
Cooling Air
HP 870 each
Dimensions  
Span 59' 8"
Length 47' 7"
Height 12' 3"
Weight  
Loaded 15,900 lb
Performance  
Speed 270 mph
Range 2,600 miles
Armament 2: 20 mm
OR 4: MG
Bombs 2,000 lb

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site