Heinkel He 59

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Title

Heinkel He 59

Description

Photo 1 is a front view of a flying aircraft.
Photo 2 is a side view of a landing aircraft.
Photo 3 is a front/side view of an aircraft settled on the water.

Language

Type

Format

Three b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20070009

Transcription

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Heinkel HE 59.
On January 1st 1934 the first expansion programme for the clandestine fledgling air arm of the Third Reich was launched. Of the operational types foreseen seven were of Heinkel origin. Amongst these was the HE 59, a twin engined general purpose float seaplane, suitable for torpedo-bombing, naval co-operation & maritime patrolling. The aircraft was designed for operation with either wheel or float undercarriages. Two prototypes were built masquerading as civil transports. The HE 59 first flew in September 1931 & became fully operational during the Spanish Civil War. Used in the Battle of Britain as Air-Sea Rescue aircraft they were suspected of transporting agents into the Thames estuary & of mine laying, & accordingly were shot down. Replaced by Dorner 18’s & 24’s.

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HEINKEL 59

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Citation

“Heinkel He 59,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23198.

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