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He 72 Kadett / He 172

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The Kadett (cadet) was a thoroughly conventional fabric-covered biplane trainer and liaison aeroplane of its period, and first flew in 1933 with the As 8B engine and nicely spatted main landing gear units. The type entered official service first with the training schools of the National Socialist Flying Corps, and then with the Luftwaffe. Comparatively large numbers were built, the production variants being the He 72A with the 104-kW (140-hp) Argus As 8B or later the 112-kW (150-hp) As 85 inlines, the He 72B major variant with a radial engine, and the He 72BW twin-float seaplane. Some 30 civil aircraft were built with the designation He 72B-2 Edelkadett (honour cadet), and there was a single He 172 with a NAC-cowled engine. Some aircraft were supplied to Slovakia during World War II, and these were even used as tactical reconnaissance machines during 1945.

He 72A

Engine: Argus As 8B or As 8R, 104-kW (140-hp) or 112-kW (150-hp).

He 72B
Engine: 1 x Siemens Sh 14A, 119kW / 160 hp
Wingspan: 9.0 m / 29 ft 6 in
Length: 7.50 m / 24 ft 7 in
Height: 2.70 m / 8 ft 10 in
Wing area: 20.70 sq.m / 222.81 sq ft
Max take-off weight: 865 kg / 1907 lb
Empty weight: 540 kg / 1191 lb
Max. payload weight: 130.1 lb / 59.0 kg
Fuel capacity: 27 gal / 101 lt
Wing loading: 8.82 lb/sq.ft / 43.00 kg/sq.m
Max. speed: 100 kts / 185 km/h / 115 mph
Landing speed: 43 kts / 80 kph
Cruising speed: 85 kts / 158 kph
Take off distance: 591 ft / 180 m
Service ceiling: 13780 ft / 4200 m
Initial climb rate: 826.77 ft/min / 4.2 m/s
Operational range: 295 miles / 475 km
Maximum range: 443 nm / 820 km
Armament: none.
Seats: 2

He 72BW

He 72B-2 Edelkadett


He 172

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He 72

 

 

 

 


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