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Heinkel HE 18

HE 18

National origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Heinkel
First flight: 1925

The Heinkel HE 3 was a sports aircraft built in Germany in the early 1920s. It was a conventional, low-wing monoplane with seating for two people in tandem open cockpits. It was a development of the HE 3, but with the side-by-side seating in the forward cockpit dispensed with, the HE 18's fuselage was slimmer. Also gone were the HE 3's cantilever wings, the HE 18 wings being braced by a pair of struts on each side, arranged in a V-shape with a single attachment point on each side of the upper fuselage. A roll-bar was available that could be fitted in order to protect the occupants in case of a roll-over on the ground. The wings could be folded flat along the sides of the fuselage for transport or storage, and a choice of wheeled or float undercarriage was available.

Specifications (HE 18)

General characteristics

Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 1 passenger
Length: 7.20 m (23 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 11.10 m (36 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 17.5 m (188 ft)
Empty weight: 380 kg (836 lb)
Gross weight: 600 kg (1,320 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Siemens, 57 kW (75 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 150 km/h (94 mph)
Rate of climb: 2.8 m/s (550 ft/min)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 498. ISBN 0710607105.
"The Heinkel H.E.18 Sports Monoplane". Flight: 175-77. 26 March 1925. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1925/1925%20-%200175.html. Retrieved 2008-04-23.

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