HE 8, HE 31 and HM.II
Orlogsvaerftet HM.II of the Royal Danish Navy
Role Reconnaissance floatplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel
First flight 1927
Primary user Danish Navy
Number built 22

The Heinkel HE 8 was a reconnaissance floatplane built in Germany in the late 1920s. It was developed at the request of the Danish Navy, which had noted the success of the HE 5 in Swedish service, and wished to purchase a similar aircraft as well as licensed production as the Orlogsvaerftet HM.II.[citation needed] Apart from its new Armstrong Siddeley engine, the HE 8 also differed from the HE 5 and previous members of the HE 1 family in having a conventional empennage. 22 aircraft were operated until the German invasion in 1940, after which one example was impressed into Luftwaffe service and the remainder placed in storage.[citation needed]

A single HE 8 was built with a Packard 3A-2500 engine and designated HE 31.



Specifications (HM.II)

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1931 [1]

General characteristics



See also

Related lists


  1. ^ Grey, C.G., ed. (1931). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1931. London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, ltd. p. 97c.


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