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Heinkel HE 8 HE 8 and HE 31 Role Reconnaissance seaplane National origin Germany Manufacturer Heinkel First flight 1927 Primary user Danish Navy Number built 22 The Heinkel HE 8 was a reconnaissance seaplane built in Germany in the late 1920s. It was developed at the request of the Danish Navy, which had noted the success of the HE 5 in Swedish service, and wished to purchase a similar aircraft as well as licensed production as the Orlogsvaerftet HM.II. Apart from its new Armstrong Siddeley engine, the HE 8 also differed from the HE 5 and previous members of the HE 1 family in having a conventional empennage. 22 aircraft were operated until the German invasion in 1940, after which one example was impressed into Luftwaffe service and the remainder placed in storage. A single HE 8 was built with a Packard 3A-2500 engine and designated HE 31. [edit] Specifications (HE 8) General characteristics Crew: Two, pilot and observer Length: 11.65 m (38 ft 3 in) Wingspan: 16.77 m (55 ft 0 in) Height: 4.40 m (14 ft 5 in) Wing area: 47.0 m² (506 ft²) Empty weight: 1,675 kg (3.693 lb) Gross weight: 2,650 kg (5,840 lb) Powerplant: 1 × Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar, 336 kW (450 hp) Performance Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph) Range: 1,290 km (810 miles) Service ceiling: 5,600 m (18,373 ft) Rate of climb: 2.8 m/s (550 ft/min) Armament 1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine gun 1 × trainable, rearward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine gun 12 × 0.5 kg (1 lb) bombs

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