Heinkel He 178 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1939
Type: Jet-Powered Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
National Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer(s): Heinkel AG - Germany
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 24.54 feet (7.48 meters)
Overall Width: 23.62 feet (7.20 meters)
Overall Height: 6.89 feet (2.10 meters)
Weight (Empty): 3,505 lb (1,590 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 4,387 lb (1,990 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Heinkel HeS 3b centrifugal-flow turbojet engine developing 990 lb of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 435 mph (700 kph; 378 knots)
Maximum Range: 124 miles (200 km)
Service Ceiling: 13,123 feet (4,000 meters; 2.49 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
He 178 - Base Series Designation
He 178A - Initial prototype; flown on August 27th, 1939; rounded wingtips; destroyed in 1943.
He 178B - Second prototype; never flown under power; clipped wingtips; destroyed in 1945.