Henschel Hs 123a-1 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1936
Type: Dive Bomber / Close-Support Biplane Aircraft
National Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer(s): Henschel Flugzeugwerke A.G. - Germany
Production Total: 250
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 27.33 feet (8.33 meters)
Overall Width: 34.45 feet (10.50 meters)
Overall Height: 10.50 feet (3.20 meters)
Weight (Empty): 3,307 lb (1,500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 4,883 lb (2,215 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x BMW 132Dc radial piston engine developing 880 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 211 mph (340 kph; 184 knots)
Maximum Range: 531 miles (855 km)
Service Ceiling: 29,528 feet (9,000 meters; 5.59 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,950 feet-per-minute (899 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 7.92mm machine guns in fixed, forward-firing mounts synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
Maximum bomb load of 992 lb across five total hardpoints (four underwing and a single centerline).
Global Operators / Customers
China; Nazi Germany; Spain
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Hs 123A-1 - Initial Production Model
Hs 123B - Prototype Models intended as successor to Hs 123A series, though cancelled with the arrival of the effective Ju 87 "Stuka"; fitted with BMW 132K 960hp engine; Two such prototypes produced; second with 4 x 7.92mm machine guns and an all-enclosed cockpit.
Hs 123C - Variant armed with 20mm cannon.