Heinkel He 60
1933
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Heinkel He 60

The He 60 entered production in 1933 as a two-seat short-range armed reconnaissance biplane and trainer, .powered by a 492kW BMW VI engine. In its twin-float reconnaissance configuration for catapulting from warships, it remained in service until 1939. It was replaced by the Arado Ar 196. Maximum level speed was 225km/h.

Heinkel He 60


Specification 
 MODELHe-60
 CREW2
 ENGINE2 x BMW VI 6.0 ZU, 485kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight3400 kg7496 lb
    Empty weight2730 kg6019 lb
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed240 km/h149 mph
    Cruise speed215 km/h134 mph
    Ceiling5000 m16400 ft
    Range w/max.fuel900 km559 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.92mm machine-guns

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Heinkel He 60A three-view drawing (602 x 1046)

Comments
Barry, 30.01.2013

Designed by Rheinhold Mewes, the designer of the He59, the early He60 was found to be lacking in performance so the BMW VI was replaced with a more powerful 750h.p. engine which did little to alleviate the problem. As rightly noted the He60 was replaced by the far more capable Ar196. The He60 was reduced to training roles but some He60D's were used in the reconnaissance role in Crete and Greece.

bill, 20.06.2011

In its twin-float reconnaissance configuration for catapulting from warships, it remained in service until 1939. It was replaced by the Arado Ar 196. Maximum level speed was 225km/h.

, 20.06.2011

Heinkel He 60
1933

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