Single-seat experimental aeroplane powered by a 5.89kN Walter HWK-R1 203 rocket motor. First flown on 20 June 1939.
| ENGINE||1 x Walter HWK-RI203, 5.9kN|
| Take-off weight||1620 kg||3572 lb|
| Empty weight||900 kg||1984 lb|
| Wingspan||5.0 m||16 ft 5 in|
| Length||5.2 m||17 ft 1 in|
| Height||1.4 m||5 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||5.4 m2||58.13 sq ft|
| Max. speed||750 km/h||466 mph|
| Cruise speed||700 km/h||435 mph|
| Ceiling||9000 m||29550 ft|
| Range||95 km||59 miles|
|A three-view drawing (1000 x 604)|
(possible analogy: modern electric cars? range, i.e need to recharge batteries, a factor in current efficiency.)
Heinkel He 176 1939
|pablo ruiz, 30.01.2011|
verdadera joya tecnologica
|Rafa - brazil, 08.04.2010|
It look like a zeppelim.
|Douglas Downer-Smith, 28.11.2009|
There have been many misconceptions about this aircraft which through thorough research and creating a relaible 2D drawing from the original two photographs in the Public Record Office, Kew, London, England, I can dispel. I have given several lectures on the subject of this aircraft in the UK and Germany. I have even recreated the aircraft in modern aircraft design software. I would be happy to correspond with anyone with a genuine interest in this unique aircraft.
|Brodie Berkenkamp, 29.10.2008|
Tony Wood & Bill Gunston note there is allot of contention as to true shape & size of He176 in their 1977 book. Wonder if flying surface plan similarities to the 178 are correct for the He 176? Guess I've got more digging to do.
MEIN NAZI LUFTWAFFE,HE-176 NEIN BESTMANN,UND NEIN
Craft was built solely as a prototype. Heinkel's high-demand contracts throughout the war for conventional craft led to the abandonment of the project. A fortunate thing, as the Walther
motors were unreliable to the point of being deathtraps for the aviators ( As Messerschmidt would discover with the ME-163...)
|james s., 01.06.2007|
to E. Rexer [your e-mail address doesn't appear] ---
Because of its limited range. (like Me 163, another experimental model.) Rocket fuel expended in short time. in this case range "59 mi." i.e in its sorties 30 mi. before return to airbase. (possible analogy: modern electric cars? range, i.e need to recharge batteries, a factor in current efficiency.)
PS try Spellcheck...
|Eugen Rexer, 11.02.2007|
way whas this airkraft not in use?
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?