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Warbird Picture - He 58 D-1919 Bremen Atlantic being loaded onto the catapult on SS Europa

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Heinkel HE 12

HE 12 and He 58

Warbird Picture - He 58 D-1919 Bremen Atlantic being loaded onto the catapult on SS Europa

Picture - He 58 D-1919 Bremen Atlantic being loaded onto the catapult on SS Europa

Role: Mail plane
National origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Heinkel
First flight: 1929
Primary user: Lufthansa
Number built: 2

The Heinkel HE 12 was a pontoon-equipped mail plane built in Germany in 1929, designed to be launched by catapult from a liner at sea. The concept was hit upon after Norddeutsche Lloyd (NDL) had carried a Junkers F 13 seaplane aboard the Lutzow during 1927 to provide joyrides for passengers when the liner was in port. NDL officials realised that a seaplane based on a liner could have a more practical commercial application, taking off with the liner's airmail while still a long distance from port, therefore drastically cutting down time taken for the mail to arrive. To this end, the Heinkel firm began to design a catapult, which NDL planned to install on its new liners, the Bremen and Europa, and an aircraft to carry the mail. Since the crew of Lutzow had trouble providing the necessary maintenance for the F 13, Lufthansa agreed to provide the operational support for the venture, and when Bremen departed on her maiden voyage in 1929, a single HE 12 (registration D-1717) was carried aboard.

The aircraft itself was a derivative of the military HE 9 design; a conventional, low-wing, strut-braced monoplane. The pilot and radio operator sat in tandem, open cockpits with the mail carried in a compartment behind them. On 22 July, while still 400 km (250 mi) out of New York City, Bremen successfully launched the HE 12. When the seaplane was unloaded 2 hours later, mail from Berlin had taken just 6 days to reach New York. The next day, in front of a crowd of 3,500 people, mayor Jimmy Walker christened the HE 12 with the name of the city. On the return journey, the newly-christened New York launched from Bremen near Cherbourg on 1 August, landing in Bremerhaven four hours later, in time for the mail to be transferred to another aircraft and arrive in Berlin the same afternoon, 5 days after leaving New York. Use of the seaplane saved around 20 hours on the westward trip, and 1-2 days on the eastward journey.

New York continued to fly until severely damaged in an accident on Cobequid Bay on 5 October 1931. The following year, Europa was fitted with a more powerful catapult and a seaplane of similar - but slightly heavier - design, the He 58. This aircraft (D-1919, Bremen) had a wider fuselage that seated its crew side-by-side and, usually a cowled engine. It continued in service in this role until Junkers Ju 46 floatplanes were built for both liners.

Specifications (HE 12)

General characteristics

Crew: Two, pilot and radio operator
Capacity: 200 kg (440 lb) of mail
Gross weight: 2,800 kg (6,160 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x BMW licence-built Pratt & Whitney Hornet, 336 kW (450 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 215 km/h (134 mph)

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