Heinkel HD 19
Type
Two seat fighter and reconnaissance aircraft
Land
Two seat fighter and reconnaissance aircraft
Seaplane
Engine
1 Bristol Jupiter VI
Dimensions
Length 7,8 m, height 3,4 m, span upper wing 11,0 m, lower 9,5 m, wing area
31,6 m2
Length 9.0 m, height 3,4 m, span upper wing 11,0 m, lower 9,5 m, wing area
31,6 m2
Weights
Empty 1010 kg, flying weight 1560 kg
Empty 1175 kg, flying weight 1725 kg
Performance
Max. speed 228 km/h, landing speed 84 km/h, climb to 1000 m 1,75 min.,
to 2000 m 3,75 min., to 3000 m 6,25 min., to 4000 m 9,1 min., to 5000 m
12,7 min., service ceiling 7700 m
Max. speed 215 km/h, landing speed 90 km/h, climb to 1000 m 2,4 min., to
2000 m 5,1 min., to 3000 m 8,4 min., to 4000 m 12,33 min., to 5000 m
17,23 min., service ceiling 6400 m
Armament
2 fixed and one movable 8 mm machine guns
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
J 4
295
280, 2280
Accepted by Swedish Air Force 280809. Crashed first time 290912, rebuilt.Crashed 331115, flying time 385 h.
J 4
296
281, 2280, 1281, F1-91
Accepted by Swedish Air Force 280810. , Out of service 370831 because of wear. flying time 811,55 h.
J 4
58
282, 2282, 1282, F1-92
Built by Svenska Aero AB. Accepted by Swedish Air Force 290612. Crashed 370227, flying time 712,5.
J 4
59
283, 2283
Built by Svenska Aero AB. Accepted by Swedish Air Force 290712. Crashed 321004, flying time 225 h.
J 4
60
284, 2284
Built by Svenska Aero AB. Accepted by Swedish Air Force 290716. Crashed 320815, flying time 214,5 h.
J 4
61
285, 2285, 1285, F1-95
Built by Svenska Aero AB. Accepted by Swedish Air Force 291022. Out of service 360828 because of wear,
flying time 350,05 h.
Johan Visschedijk:
"Formed in 1926, the Swedish AF drew the specification for its fourth fighter, intended for the defense of coastal fortifications and Navy ships, in 1927. The specification stipulated as powerplant the 420 hp Bristol Jupiter IV nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, and that the aircraft would have to be float-equipped. Designated J 4 (J=Jagt, Fighter) two specimen of the Swedish first and only maritime fighter were ordered from Heinkel in September 1927.

The Heinkel H.D.19 W (H.D.= Heinkel Doppeldecker, Heinkel biplane; W = Wasser, water) was first flown at Warnemünde in July 1928. While test flown both aircraft wore the Swedish s/n 280 and 281, but not the Swedish national markings. The aircraft were delivered to Sweden in August 1928 and were in service at F 2 Wing at Hägernäs some months later.

In the mean time Heinkels subsidiary Svenska Aero AB at Lidingö, an island in the inner Stockholm archipelago, presented a quotation to the Swedish AF and in October 1928 Svenska Aero received an order for four additional aircraft under the s/n 282 to 285. The first was delivered in May 1929, the last the following September.

The floats proved to be limiting the aircrafts operation and performance, however, the HD 19 had been prepared in its basic design for alternative landing gear, so the aircraft was often flown with a wheels landing gear or on skis. All aircraft were equipped with 0.315 in (8.00 mm) KSP m/22 machineguns, two fixed (forward) and one flexible (in back seat).

In November 1934 three J 4 aircraft remained (s/n 281, 282, 285), these were transferred to F 1 Wing at Västerås and were deregulated to secondary duties. The last J 4 (s/n 281) was withdrawn from use on August 31, 1937, after a total flight time of 812 hours."