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Heinkel He 119

Experimental two-seat reconnaissance aircraft. The He 119 had a DB 606 or DB 610 'double' engine, buried in the fuselage, driving a propeller in front of the transparent, unstepped nose. To streamline the aircraft even more, it used surface radiator cooling instead of conventional radiators. It set a speed record before WWII; attempts to create a bomber from it were abandoned early in WWII. Only eight prototypes were completed and the aircraft did not see production mainly because of the shortage of Daimler-Benz DB 601 engines. The first two prototypes were built as land planes with retractable landing gear. The third prototype, He 119 V3, was constructed as a seaplane with twin floats. This was tested at the Travem√ľnde naval seaplane station and was scrapped in 1942 at Marienehe. Info: Aviastar http://www.aviastar.org/index2.html Profiles: Spafi http://www.spafi.org/resources/category/19 Wings Palette http://wp.scn.ru/en/

Heinkel He 119
Roelf, Dec 19, 2011
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