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He 219 «Uhu»

Night fighter

Heinkel

G9+FB was an early He-219A-0 model operated by I/NJG 1 from Venlo in Holland in June 1943.

G9+FB was an early He-219A-0 model operated by I/NJG 1 from Venlo in Holland in June 1943.
On 11/12 June, flown by Major Werner Streib, the aircraft destroyed five Lancasters-and this on the He 219`s first operational sortie. Ironically, the aircraft crashed due to inoperative flaps when returning to base.

Models: He 219A-0 to A-7, B and C series. First Flight: He 219V-1 November 15, 1942. Service Delivery: Prototypes: November 15, 1942. He 219A-1: November 1943. Total Production: 268.

Powerplant: He 219V-1: Daimler-Benz DB 603AS Type: Inverted-vee-12 liquid-cooled; 1,750 hp

Typical: Daimler-Benz DB 603G Type: Inverted-vee-12 liquid-cooled; 1,900 hp

He 219A-6: Daimler-Benz DB 603L Type: Inverted-vee-12 liquid-cooled; 1,750 hp

He 219A-7/R1 Specification
Crew 2
Dimensions
Wing span, m 18.5m (60 ft 8 in)
Wing Area 44.5 m2 (480 ft2)
Length,(With Aerials) m 15.55m (50 ft 11¾ in)
Height, m 4.1m (13 ft 5½ in)
Powerplant
2x Daimler-Benz DB 603G; Power at take-off, hp 1,900
at altitude 7,400m (24,278 ft) 1,560
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 11,210 (24,714 lb)
Loaded weight 15,300 (33,730 lb)
Performance
Maximum speed at altitude 7000m (22,966ft) 665km/h (413 mph)
Time to level 6000m (19,685ft), min 11,5
Time to level 10000m (32,808ft), min 18,8
Service ceiling 12,700m (41,666 ft)
Service range at speed 625 km/h (388 mph) 1,540km (957 mls)
Service range at speed 535 km/h (332 mph) 2,000km (1,243 mls)
Armament
6 х MK-108; rounds per gun: 100
2 х MG-151; rounds per gun: 300

Armament:

  • He 219V-1 Two 20mm MG 151/20 Cannon in wing roots. One 13mm MG 131 in rear cockpit.
  • He 219A-2/R1 Two 20mm MG 151/20 Cannon in wing roots. Two or Four 20mm MG 151/20 Cannon in belly tray. Two 30mm Mk 108 cannon in Shrage Musik mount.
  • He 219A-7/R1 Two 30mm Mk 108 Cannon in wing roots. Two 20mm MG 151/20 Cannon in belly tray. Two 30mm Mk 103 Cannon in belly tray. Two 30mm Mk 108 cannon in Shrage Musik mount. Ammunition: 100 rounds per gun
  • He 219A-7/R2 Two 30mm Mk 108 Cannon in wing roots. Two 20mm MG 151/20 Cannon in belly tray. Two 30mm Mk 108 Cannon in belly tray. Two 30mm Mk 108 cannon in Shrage Musik mount. Ammunition: 100 rounds per gun

References

  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "Warplanes of the Luftwaffe. Combat aircraft of Hitler`s Luftwaffe." /under cor. David Donald/

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