Heinkel He 46
1931
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Heinkel He 46

The He 46 of 1931 was a two-seat armed reconnaissance and army cooperation parasol-wing monoplane, powered in its production form by a 484.4kW Bramo 322B radial engine. It was one of the main types chosen for the Luftwaffe expansion programme, initiated well before Germany's official announcement of the Air Force's existence. Nearly 480 He 46 were produced, remaining operational with the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front until 1943. It also served with the Bulgarian and Hungarian Air Forces, and had previously been used by the Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.

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Heinkel He 46A three-view drawing (1000 x 715)


Specification 
 MODELHe-46
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Bramo SAM 322, 480kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2300 kg5071 lb
    Empty weight1765 kg3891 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan14.0 m46 ft 11 in
    Length9.5 m31 ft 2 in
    Height3.4 m11 ft 2 in
    Wing area32.2 m2346.60 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed260 km/h162 mph
    Cruise speed220 km/h137 mph
    Ceiling6000 m19700 ft
    Range w/max.fuel1000 km621 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.9mm machine-guns

Comments
Barry, 30.01.2013

The engine used in the definitive He46C was a 650h.p. Siemens SAM22B 9 cylinder radial. Minor improvements on the pre-production He46D-0 including a NACA cowling resulted in the He46-1,He46-2 and He46-3 models. Some of the He46E-2 were exported to Hungary. The He46F-1 and He46-2, 14 of which were produced were powered by a 560h.p. Armstrong Siddeley Panther engine, also with a cowling.

dafag, 21.06.2011

It also served with the Bulgarian and Hungarian Air Forces, and had previously been used by the Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.

, 21.06.2011

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