Heinkel He 49, He 50 and He 57



Heinkel He 49, He 50 and He 57


Photo 1 of an He 49 is missing.
Photo 2 is a side view of an He 50.
Photo 3 is a single engined seaplane, He 57, seen here starboard side on the ground.




Three b/w photographs on an album page


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Heinkel HE 49.
While still a clandestine arm, officially prohibited by the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany in 1919, the Luftwaffe ordered a new fighter in the early 1930’s. This resulted in the development of the HE 49A which first flew in 1932, listed as a trainer for the Civil market. Three prototypes appeared paving the way for the HE 51.


Heinkel HE 50.
The vuctorious [sic] German Campaigns in Poland, France & the Low Countries, were destined to be linked in the history of the dive bomber in Aerial Warfare. Heinkel developed the HE 50 as a specialist in this role The Japanese were very interested in the dive bomber & placed an order with Heinkel for the development of the HE 50 able to withstand catapult stresses for operations from warships. China also ordered the HE 50. The HE 50 was operational until 1944 in the Baltic flown by Estonian volunteer aircrew.



Heinkel HE 57.


“Heinkel He 49, He 50 and He 57,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23196.

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