Henschel Hs 121
Type
 
Engine
1 Argus As 10C
Dimensions
Length 7,3 m, height 2,8 m, span 10,0 m, wing area 14,0 m2
Weights
Empty 760 kg, flying weight 960 kg
Performance
Max. speed 278 km/h, cruising speed 250 km/h, service ceiling 6500 m, climb 8,3 m/sec to 2000 m, endurance 2 h
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
V1
1
 
First flight 4/1 1934, crashed 30/1 1934.
V2
2
D-EOVA
First flight 24/9 1934
It was a high-wing braced monoplane, with gull wing roots to enhance the pilot's forward view from the open cockpit set well back behind the trailing edge. The wing was built around two metal spars with metal-covered leading edges and fabric elsewhere. There was solid bracing from near mid-wing to the lower fuselage and from this bracing inwards to the shoulder of the gull wing. The oval fuselage had a metal structure with metal covering. The tail was also a metal structure, with metal covering on the fin and tailplane but with fabric-covered control surfaces. There was wire bracing between fin and tailplane. The spatted main-wheels were carried on streamlined legs which angled outwards from the lower fuselage to increase the track.