I've been curious about this

Discussion in 'Schematics' started by maxmwill, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. maxmwill

    maxmwill New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    One of the one-offs, test planes, and prototypes which never made it, for whatever reasons, I've been curious about is the Heinkel HE119. Yes, it was proposed, at first, to be a high-speed bomber, but was judged a failure in that regard, then it was proposed to be a high-speed recce bird, again, was judged to be a failure. So, after being tested for use in other ways, it was finally scrapped, and became one with the ages.

    I first saw something on this in Green's Warplanes of the Third Reich, and thought to myself, "someday......" with regard to possibly modelling it, but never got the chance to.

    Well, now I might have a chance to, as the situation back then is no longer a factor.

    While I can find a few pics of this, in the various marks, I have yet to find any more information on this design, and a few of the pics I've found show a float version, which builds even more intrigue.

    What I'm wondering is if there are available any other three-views of this, which might include little things like fuselage sections and wing sections(I might not be able to use a true to scale set of airfoils, but wing sections would give me a pretty good idea where to start, as were I to begin to contemplate building it as an RC model, I'll have to draw the plans up myself. Then there will be the problem of the canopy, as this'd be something I'd have to make myself, either as a framework with individual window panes, or as one piece unit).

    And I think that I'd want to build the V1 prototype, because the wings look so much more elegant.

    Anway, I appreciat anyone's input on this.
     
  2. krieghund

    krieghund Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Avionics Engineer Advisor to RSAF
    Location:
    Riyadh
    This is from an post war German publication...enjoy
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,912
    Likes Received:
    639
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Great info! Thanks for posting!
     
  4. GregP

    GregP Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    5,906
    Likes Received:
    853
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Electrical Engineer, Aircraft Restoration
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, California, U.S.A.
    I've heard from at least one German who said the He 119 was a proof of concept for coupled powerplants eventually used in the He 177 Grief. It was said the He 119 was simply a test bed for the concept.

    Can't say for sure myself, but I have heard that said on a couple of osccasions.
     
  5. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Interesting it had UTE on the wing..... Holden concept maybe??? I'll get my own coat.

    In the three view, the top and front views look promising. The side elevation tho looks like someone did a silly buggers with an eraser!
     
Loading...

Share This Page