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Heinkel HD 43


National origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Heinkel
First flight: 1931
Status: Prototype
Number built: 1

The Heinkel Doppeldecker 43 was a prototype German fighter aircraft of the 1930s. A single-engined, single-seat biplane, the HD 43 was designed to meet a secret German Reichswehr requirement for a single seat fighter. It had two-bay wooden wings with a steel-tube fuselage, and was powered by a 750 hp (600 kW) BMW VI engine. The single prototype flew in 1931.

It was evaluated against the Arado Ar 65, with the Arado being selected and no production of the Heinkel followed.


Data from The Complete Book of Fighters

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 7.10 m (23 ft 3⅓ in)
Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 9⅔ in)
Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 9⅞ in)
Wing area: 26.56 m² (285.9 ft²)
Empty weight: 1,280 kg (2,822 lb)
Loaded weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb)
Powerplant: 1x— BMW VI 7,3Z liquid-cooled V12 engine, 559 kW (750 hp)


Maximum speed: 322 km/h (174 knots, 200 mph)
Climb to 3,000 m (9,800 ft): 4.9 min

Notes and references

Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Smithmark, 1994. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.
www.luftfahrtmuseum.com The Virtual Aviation Museum

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