The He 50 was a
484.4kW Bramo 322B-engined single-seat dive-bomber and two-seat reconnaissance biplane of 1931, production examples of which went into Luftwaffe service and were exported to China and Japan. Luftwaffe He 50A remained operational on the Eastern Front until 1944. Maximum level speed was 235km/h and armament comprised one forward-firing 7.9mm MG 17 or one rear-mounted MG 15 machine-gun (dive-bomber and reconnaissance types respectively), plus up to 500kg of bombs.
|A three-view drawing (560 x 914)|
| ENGINE||1 x Bramo SAM 322, 440kW|
| Take-off weight||2620 kg||5776 lb|
| Empty weight||1756 kg||3871 lb|
| Wingspan||11.5 m||38 ft 9 in|
| Length||9.6 m||32 ft 6 in|
| Height||4.4 m||14 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||34.8 m2||374.58 sq ft|
| Max. speed||235 km/h||146 mph|
| Cruise speed||190 km/h||118 mph|
| Range w/max.fuel||600 km||373 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 machine-guns|
(dive-bomber and reconnaissance types respectively), plus up to 500kg of bombs.
Heinkel He 50
|R. E. van Patten, 09.09.2009|
This aircraft was produced also as the Aichi Type 94 carrier dive bomber by the Imperial Japanes Navy and was the first dive bomber used by the Japanese.
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