Henschel HS 129

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Title

Henschel HS 129

Description

Photo 1 and 2 are views of an aircraft viewed from the front and underneath.
Photo 3 is a port side view of a flying aircraft.

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Type

Format

Three b/w photogaphs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

PThomasAF20070032

Transcription

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Henschel HS 129.

By the summer of 1944, the specialist close support squadrons, were without doubt the all-important element of the Luftwaffe committed to the Russian Front. In so far as the Luftwaffe was concerned, its operations were directed primarily at the Soviet Army, for only anti-tank aircraft could provide an effective answer to massed Russian tanks. The HS 129 was designed & built as an anti-tank aircraft & largely took over the Stuka’s job in both North Africa & on the Russian Front. About 800 were built. Designated as a single seat Close support & Anti-Tank Aircraft powered by two Gnome-Rhone 14M 4/5 14 cylinder radial air cooled engines.

Citation

“Henschel HS 129,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 2, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23231.

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