Heinkel He-51
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Heinkel He-51

Heinkel He-51. Istrebitel.Foto. Characteristics.



The first fighter - biplane Heinkel 1930 appeared in the year, at the urging of Hitler, who wanted to bring back the German aviation. He showed himself very well in the Spanish Civil War and played a major role becoming the German Air Force.
 Ernst Heinkel, beginning with the 20-ies, worked hard to create a biplane fighter equipped with an 12-cylinder engine, power 750 hp But only in 1933, the first He-51 was designed. 


 Heinkel He-51 photo on the ground

Heinkel He-51 2 photo

 He was good aerodynamically, with a large spread of wings, had a rounded shape of horizontal and vertical tail. Tricycle landing gear with wheel support. Wheels and racks closed fairing. On Luftwaffe orders, they began to be mass-produced with 1934goda.


 Heinkel He-51 photo on the water


 When conducting a large propaganda campaign in the interests of Luftaffe, He-51 turned out to be in the center of publications. His graceful appearance, he was like a racing car of the time. Until 1938, this car was the main fighter of the German Air Force.

 During the war in Spain, He-51 showed itself from a very good side. Many Republican aircraft were shot down and air superiority won.


The performance characteristics of the He-51
Data are given for He 51
Type - single-seat fighter
Engine - BMW-VI-7,3Z, 750 hp takeoff power. from.
Armament - 2 × 7,9-mm MG-17 machine gun with 500 rounds per barrel
Maximum speed:
330 km / h at sea level
310 km / h at an altitude of 4000 m
Cruising speed:
280 km / h at sea level
258 km / h at an altitude of 4000 m
Flight range - 570 km at an altitude of 4000 m
Time to lift height:
1000 m - 1,4 min
2000 m - 3,2 min
4000 m - 7,8 min
Ceiling - 7700 m
The weight:
empty - 1474 kg
takeoff - 1900 kg
wingspan - 11 m
length - 8,4 m
height - 3,3 m
wing area - 27,2 sq. m


But it lasted until October 1936, when the air came and our fighters-15, which had higher flight performance was better armed. After this He-51 aircraft were transferred to the category of ground forces support aircraft.


Heinkel He-51 video

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