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The '''Heinkel HD 42 50''', later designated the '''Heinkel He 42''' was a German two-seat biplane [[seaplane]] originally designed for the ''[[Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule]]'', and later built for the German ''[[Luftwaffe]]''. The aircraft was used up until the end of [[World War II]] as a trainer for maritime pilots.
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The '''Heinkel HD 42 50''', later designated the '''Heinkel He 42''' was a German two-seat biplane [[seaplane]] originally designed for the ''[[Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule]]'', and later built for the German ''[[Luftwaffe]]''. The aircraft was used up until the end of [[World War II]] as a trainer for maritime pilots.
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==Design and development==
 
==Design and development==
In 1929, Heinkel developed a biplane, the HD 42, for use with the covert military-training organization ''[[Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule]]'' (DVS). Its fuselage was constructed out of a welded steel tube truss and had a rectangular cross-section with a rounded top. The engine covers were made out of light-weight metal, while the rest of the fuselage was covered in fabric. The aircraft was equipped with floats.
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In 1929, Heinkel developed a biplane, the HD 42, for use with the covert military-training organization ''[[Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule]]'' (DVS). Its fuselage was constructed out of a welded steel tube truss and had a rectangular cross-section with a rounded top. The engine covers were made out of light-weight metal, while the rest of the fuselage was covered in fabric. The aircraft was equipped with floats.
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The HD 42 model received good feedback from the Swedish Navy, who had purchased the aircraft, as well as from the famous pilot [[Gunther Plüschow]] (who was the first airman to fly over the Patagonian mountains of Chile and Argentina at [[Tierra del Fuego]]). The prototype was equipped with a BMW Va engine, but the later versions came with a [[Junkers L5]]G engine.
 
The HD 42 model received good feedback from the Swedish Navy, who had purchased the aircraft, as well as from the famous pilot [[Gunther Plüschow]] (who was the first airman to fly over the Patagonian mountains of Chile and Argentina at [[Tierra del Fuego]]). The prototype was equipped with a BMW Va engine, but the later versions came with a [[Junkers L5]]G engine.
   
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[[Category:1930s German military trainer aircraft]]
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[[Category:German military trainer aircraft 1930–1939]]
 
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[[Category:Single-engine aircraft]]

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