Heinkel HE 1

Summary

The Heinkel HE 1 (aka Caspar S 1) was a two-seat, low-wing monoplane floatplane, designed in 1921 by German designer Ernst Heinkel at Caspar-Werke.

HE 1
Role Reconnaissance floatplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Caspar-Werke
Designer Ernst Heinkel
First flight 1923
Primary user Swedish Navy (Marinen )
Number built 14

The HE 1 was produced under licence in Sweden for the Marinen (Swedish Navy) in 1921 as the Svenska S.2. The HE 1 was powered by a 179 kW (240 hp) Maybach Mb.IVa engine; one test aircraft was powered by a Siddeley Puma engine.

SpecificationsEdit

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot & observer/gunner)
  • Length: 12.65 m (41 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 18 m (59 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.85 m (12 ft 8 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,320 kg (5,115 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Maybach Mb IVa 6-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engine, 190 kW (260 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (99 mph, 86 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 9 minutes

Armament
1 × flexible machine gun in rear cockpit

OperatorsEdit

  Sweden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Caspar S 1". Histaviation.com. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 498.