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Germany's Heinkel He 59 floatplane

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Heinkel He 59 floatplane:
Germany's Heinkel He 59 floatplane

Heinkel He 59 floatplane:
Germany's Heinkel He 59 floatplane

Design

The Heinkel He 59 was designed in 1930.

Usage

The Heinkel He 59 was used for reconnaissance, rescue, and training.

Used during the Battle of Britain and in Norway.

Specifications

  Heinkel He 59
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: BMW VI
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 660 each
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 78'
Length 57' 6"
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed 138 mph
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site