Henschel Hs 124
Henschel Hs 124 (15270032565).jpg
Role
Manufacturer Henschel & Son
First flight 1934
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 2

The Henschel Hs 124 was a twin-engine heavy fighter, attack aircraft and light bomber designed in Nazi Germany. After two prototypes had been built, work on the project was cancelled.

The first prototype 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 870 PS (860 hp; 640 kW) BMW 132Dc 9-cylinder radial engines and was armed with two 20 mm Mauser cannon, as well as a 7.9 mm MG 15 machine gun, carrying up to 600 kg of bombs.

The Hs 124 was Henschel's entry into the Luftwaffe's twin-engine Zerstörer (Destroyer) competition, losing to the Messerschmitt Bf 110.

Specifications (Hs 124 V2)

Henschel Hs 124 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile September 1939
Henschel Hs 124 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile September 1939
Henschel Hs 124 profile
Henschel Hs 124 profile

Data from Warplanes of the Third Reich,[1] Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945 Vol.3 – Flugzeugtypen Henschel-Messerschmitt[2]

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists

References

  1. ^ Green 1972, p. 384.
  2. ^ Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945 Vol.3 – Flugzeugtypen Henschel-Messerschmitt (in German). Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. pp. 22–24, 260–261. ISBN 978-3-7637-5467-0.