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He-112


The Heinkel He-112 was an unsuccessful pre-war German monoplane fighter, competing for orders with the Bf 109. However it entered rocketry history when tests were conducted with rocket engines.

Specification of the basic aircraft were:

Crew: 1
Engines: 1 x 680hp Junkers Jumo 210Da
Wing Span: 11.50 m
Length: 9.00 m
Height: 3.70 m
Wing Area: 23.20 m2
Empty Weight: 1680 kg
Speed: 488 kph
Ceiling: 8000m

Status: Cancelled 1940.

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Associated Countries
See also
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Heinkel German manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Heinkel, Germany. More...

Bibliography
  • Emme, Eugene M, Aeronautics and Astronautics: An American Chronology of Science and Technology in the Exploration of Space 1915-1960, NASA, 1961. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Dornberger, Walter, Peenemuende, Moewig, Berlin 1985..

He-112 Chronology


June 1935 - . Launch Vehicle: He-112.
  • He-112 rocket engine static tests. - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Heinkel. Summary: First static tests of Heinkel He-112 with rocket engines performed in Germany..

December 1936 - . Launch Site: Kummersdorf. Launch Vehicle: He-112.
  • Rocketplane stand tests completed at Kummersdorf - . Nation: Germany. Summary: During the year the team had proven installation of a 1000 kgf engine, installed in a He-112, at burn times of up to 90 seconds..

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