Heinkel HE 2
Type
Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane
Engine
1 Rolls-Royce Eagle IX
Dimensions
Length 12,65 m, height 3,86 m, span 17,49 m, wing area 52,65 m2
Weights
Empty 1700 kg, loaded 2450 kg
Performance
Max. speed at sea level 185 km/h, climb to 1000 m 6,5 min., to 2000 m 10,0 min., service ceiling 5000 m, range 925 km, endurance 5 h, landing speed
72 km/h
Armament
1  rearward-firing 7.92 mm Madsen m/22 machine gun
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
Hansa Type 42, S3
 
42
Made by Svenska Aero, Lidingö in 1924. Delivered 12/7 1924. Crashed 28/7 1926, crew was killed. After
salvage parts were used to buld number 242
Hansa Type 42, S3
 
43, 243, 2443
Made by Svenska Aero, Lidingö in 1924. 1924-08-07delivered to the navy. 1924-07 to TDS, marked 43.. ? to
Coastal Fleet, marked 43. 1926-04-26 to Gothenburg. 1926-07-01.transferred to the Air Force. 1926-07-23
crashed at Vikb√•dan..  1926-07-24 to F2 Wing for storage ,marked 243. 1929 to F2 Wing marked 243, 2443.
1933-09-20 destroyed by fire at  F2 caused by fuel leakage during start, crew unhurt .Total flying time: 1200 h.
Hansa Type 42, S3
 
44, 244, 2444
Made by  Svenska Aero, Lidingö in 1924. 1924-06-12 delivered to the navy. ? to TDS, marked 44. 1926-05-04 to
Gothenburg marked 44. 1926-06-17 to Karlskrona marked 44. 1926-07-01 transferred to the Air Force  F2 Wing,
marked 244, 2444.1935-06-14 discarded because of wear
Hansa Type 42, S3
 
45, 245, 2445
Made by  Svenska Aero, Lidingö in 1925 1925-07-13 delivered to the navy. ? to TDS, marked 45
Used for testing a Bristol Jupiter engine September - Ocktober 1925. 1926-07-01 transferred to the Air Force  F2
Wing, marked 245, 2445. 1927-08-16  crashed but was rebuilt. 1932-07-18 crashed at Huvudskärs lighthouse.
Engine failure during an emergency landing in bad wather. Crew unhurt. 1932-08-19 Discarded. Total flying time
630 h.
Hansa Type 42, S3
 
46, 246, 2446
Made by  CFS in 1925. 1925-05-10 delivered to the navy. 1926-07-01 transferred to the Air Force  F2 Wing,
marked 246, 2446. 1935-06-14 discarded because of wear.Total flying time 1300 h
Hansa Type 42, S3
 
242, 2442
Made by  CFS in 1927. Built by using spareparts and parts from crashed S 2 Number 35 and S 3 number 42.
Accepted 1927-04-27. In 1927 stored at the F2 Wing.  1934 -10-23 discarded because of wear. Total flying time
1100 h
The Heinkel He 2, produced in Sweden as the Svenska S 3 and nicknamed the "Hansa", was a reconnaissance floatplane built in small numbers to equip the Swedish Navy in the 1920s. It was a refinement of the HE 1, sharing its same basic configuration as a low-wing, strut-braced monoplane with no tail fin and a rudder that barely protruded above and below the line of the fuselage.
Originally, three were purchased, with another one built by Svenska Aero some time later, and a fifth and final aircraft built by the Navy itself. The type remained in service for over 10 years, finally being retired in 1935.
Number 45 tested a Bristol Jupiter engine