Henschel HS 123

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Title

Henschel HS 123

Description

Photo 1 is a starboard side view of the biplane dive bomber.
Photo 2 is a starboard view.
Photo 3 is a front view.

Language

Type

Format

Three b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20070028

Transcription

[Photograph]

Henschel 123.

Designed to meet an official requirement for a single seat dive bomber, it first flew in 1935 with a 650hp BMW 132A-1 radial engine. Two of the first three prototypes crashed as a result of wing failures during official trials. Structural strengthening obviated this problem & production was ordered. First entered service in 1936, five aircraft operating in the Spanish Civil War. Used in the Polish & Western Campaigns of 1939 & 1940. Thereafter the type was used mainly on the Eastern Front. Finally withdrawn frm [sic] service in 1944.

[Photograph]

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Citation

“Henschel HS 123,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23227.

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