Henschel Hs 130
1943
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Henschel Hs 130

High-altitude reconnaissance bomber, developed from the Hs 128. The A-06 and A-07 pre-series aircraft had a wing span of 29m, and turbosupercharged DB 605 engines. They could reach 15500m. The Hs 130E was powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 603 engines, which were supplied with a air by a compressor, driven by a DB 605. This configuration was known as 'HZ Anlage'. In 1944 the programme was cancelled.

Henschel Hs 130

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Henschel Hs 130A three-view drawing (1368 x 488)

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David Cooper, 18.03.2015

The Antares 1/72 Henschel Hs 130 E V3 prototype is now available! Just received my kit yesterday.

Peter, 16.04.2012

Oh, and there were only about 5 planes of this type. Very effecive against masses tanks, huh?
These were planes of the E-Series with DB 605 T. Daimler Benz had massive problems getting their high altitude engine ready. The JuMo 222 had the same problem. So the whole project was cancelled.
Like many others.

Peter, 16.04.2012

The Henschel Hs 130 was planned and designed to be a high altitude bomber. And nothing else! Where do you guys get your informations?
It was the Henschel Hs 129 which was desigend as a "Schlachtflieger" and was equipped with sevearl anti tank weapons! You could say, it was the Grandpa of the A -10.

Peter from Germany

Peter, 12.03.2012

I don't know, but it is likely the aircraft was designed for high altitude recce, but later plans were made to use it as a tank-buster, as the German war machine got very desperate. Such as when they used He-177s in low-level bombing of tank columns.

dawang, 20.06.2011

NO, THEY WERE PLANNED TO CARRY 37MM ANTI-TANK GUN FOR THE JOB FOR TANK BUSTING.

, 20.06.2011

Henschel Hs 130
1943

bombardier, 10.06.2011

The plane was a great bomber.But I don't think it would have been used for tank-busting

swilgus, 02.10.2010

look to antares,com for a 1/72 scale version of this plane: the Germans were building 26-28 DIFFERENT a/c at the end of the war; so dissipating the anemic supply and demand system that failure was the only option.

Pater, 16.11.2008

Tank-busting at 15500m altitude...

THE WHO, 25.03.2008

NO, THEY WERE PLANNED TO CARRY 37MM ANTI-TANK GUN FOR THE JOB FOR TANK BUSTING.

BRI'AN, 18.10.2007

HENSCHEL HS 130,NAZI LUFTWAFFE.....DANKE!

BRI'AN, 18.10.2007

HENSCHEL HS 130,NAZI LUFTWAFFE.....DANKE!

STEVEN, 29.04.2007

I HAVE HEARD THAT THIS PLANE ARE PLANNED TO CARRYING 75 MM GUN FOR TANK HUNTER

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