Henschel HS 121 and HS 122



Henschel HS 121 and HS 122


Photo 1 is a port side view of an HS 121. It was designed as a single seat fighter.
Photo 2 is a starboard side view, taken from the front of an HS 122.




Two b/w photographs on an album page


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Henschel HS 121.
Henschel & Sohn established an aircraft building subsidiary on February 15th 1933, just five weeks before Adolf Hitler came to power. Within six months its first product the HS 121 was flying. Designed as a single seat Fighter & Advanced Trainer with a high standard of aerodynamic cleanliness it proved to possess exceptionally bad handling characteristics. Development of this lightweight aircraft was then soon abandoned. Powered by one Argus AS 10C eight cylinder air cooled engine. Armed with one 7.9 M/Gun.


Henschel HS 122.
A two-seat Tactical Reconnaissance & Army Co-operation aircraft. Powered by one Siemens SH 22B ine [sic] cylinder radial air cooled engine. Armed with one 7.9 Machine gun.


“Henschel HS 121 and HS 122,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23226.

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