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HD 32
Role Trainer
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel
First flight 1926

The Heinkel HD 32 was a trainer developed in Germany in the 1920s, a derivative of the HD 21. Like that aircraft, it was a conventional, single-bay biplane, but had only two cockpits rather than the three that the HD 21 had. The other significant change was the use of a Siemens radial engine in place of the inline units that powered most of the HD 21 family. A number of HD 32s participated in the 1925 Deutscher Rundflug, including one powered by a Bristol Lucifer engine.

Specifications (variant)[edit | edit source]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 6.80 m (22 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.02 m (9 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 24.3 m2 (262 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 520 kg (1,150 lb)
  • Gross weight: 900 kg (1,980 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 12, 93 kW (125 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (88 mph)
  • Range: 600 km (375 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,800 m (12,500 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.2 m/s (430 ft/min)

References[edit | edit source]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 499. 

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