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Henschel Hs-123A-1

Scale 1:33
Author: Lukasz Fuczek
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Henschel Hs-123A-1
II./SG 2
Crimea, April 1944

Price $10.00

Model # 046

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Technical data:
  Length 8.33 m    
  Span 10.50 m    
  Engine 1 x BMW 132Dc 9-cylinder radial, 880hp
  Max Speed 341 km/h    
  Armament 2 x 7.92mm MG 17, up to 450kg of bombs under wings and fuselage
  Crew 1    
    Hs-123 was designed to meet the 1933 dive bomber requirements for the reemerging Luftwaffe. After tests performed in 1936, aircraft was immediately ordered into production, but since it was considered a stop-gap solution before Ju-87 became available, no serious consideration was given for the development of the plane.
    First real test of the aircraft took place during the Spanish Civil War where they performed admirably in the close support role.  At the outbreak of ww2, only one unit was still equipped with this aircraft and it performed brilliantly in Poland, Low Countries and France.  Plane was retired after the fall of France but once again called into service for the Balkan campaign and then for the invasion of the Soviet Union and was in active service thought the mid-1944 when it finally was replaced by the Ju-87.

Beta-build model built and photographed by Catch22.

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