Heinkel He 45
1931
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Heinkel He 45

The He 45 was the first of Heinkel's combat aircraft proper for the Third Reich. At the time of its appearance the general practice of using HD designations for Heinkel Doppeldeckers (biplanes) and HE designations for Heinkel Eindeckers (monoplanes) was dropped in favour of He designations.

Appearing in 1931, the He 45 was a two-seat general-purpose biplane powered by a 559kW BMW VI engine. Early production examples were employed mainly as trainers, but subsequent aircraft produced by Heinkel, Gotha, Focke-Wulf and BFW were used by the Luftwaffe for reconnaissance and light bombing duties. Production totalled 512 aircraft.

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Heinkel He 45A three-view drawing (602 x 1022)


Specification 
 MODELHe-45
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x BMW-VI-J32, 550kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2745 kg6052 lb
    Empty weight2105 kg4641 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.5/10.0 m38 ft 9 in / 33 ft 10 in
    Length10.0 m33 ft 10 in
    Height3.6 m12 ft 10 in
    Wing area34.6 m2372.43 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed290 km/h180 mph
    Cruise speed230 km/h143 mph
    Ceiling5500 m18050 ft
    Range w/max.fuel1200 km746 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.9mm machine-guns

Comments
dawang, 21.06.2011

Pavo" Turkey being a good name for its ability in this war. Does anyone have any details of its service,

, 21.06.2011

Heinkel He 45

wlkriessmann, 26.09.2010

Even that old 'Schbracke" I could not avoid. A few take offs at Straubing Nov 24 1939 (IRYR)

John Cook, 12.08.2010

A mission featuring He 45 aircraft of the 'Flying Turkeys' squadron is in Russell Palmer's documentary film Defenders of the Faith, shot in colour. His film is supposedly the only colour footage of the Spanish Civil War.

Ronald Lee, 15.07.2008

It appears that this aircraft took part in the Spanish Civil War since it appears in photos of Nationalist Aircraft referred to as "Pavo" Turkey being a good name for its ability in this war. Does anyone have any details of its service, numbers involved and was in part of the Condor Legion equioment os bought by Spain brior to the war?

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