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He-177A-5 "Greif"

Heavy Bomber

Heinkel

He-177A-5 "Greif"

Origin: Ernst Heinkel AG, also built by Arado Flugzeugwerke, six seat heavy-bomber and missle carrier.

Engines: Two Daimler-Benz DB 610A-1/B-1, each comprising two inverted-vee-12 liquid-cooled engines geared to one propellor.

Armament: A-5/R2:

One 7.92mm MG 81J manually aimed in nose; Ammunition: 2000 rounds

 One 20mm MG 151 manually aimed in forward ventral gondola ; Ammunition: 300 rounds

Two 13mm MG 131 in remote front dorsal turret ; Ammunition: 750 rounds per gun

One 13mm MG 131 in electric aft dorsal turret ; Ammunition: 750 rounds

One 20mm MG 151 cannon in in tail position ; Ammunition: 300 rounds

Bomb Load: A-5/R2:

Sixteen 110 lb. (50kg) SC 50, four 551 lb. (250-kg) SC 250 or two 1,102 lb. (500 kg) SC 500, or two LMA III parachute sea mines, LT 50 torpedos, or Hs 293 of FX 1400 missiles.

Production: 8 Prototypes

35 He 177A-0 (Mainly Arado built)

130 He 177A-1 (Arado built)

170 He 177A-3 (Heinkel Built)

826 He 177A-5

He 177 A-5/R2 Specification
Crew 6
Dimensions
Wing span 31.44 m (103 ft. 1 in)
Wing area, 21.7 m2 (234 ft2)
Length 22 m (72 ft. 2 in)
Height 6.4m (21 ft)
Powerplant
2 Daimler-Benz DB 610A-1/B-1 , power 2,950 hp
Weight
Empty weight 16,800 kg (37,038lb)
Loaded weight 31,000kg (68,343lb )
Performance
Maximum speed at altitude 472km/h (295 mph)
m (ft) 6,100 (21,000lb)
Initial rate of climb 260m/min (853 ft/min )
Service ceiling 7080 m (26,500 ft)
Range with Fritz or Hs 293 missle 5000 km (3,107 ml)

References

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/

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