Heinkel He 72

Infobox Aircraft
name=He 72 Kadett


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type=Military basic trainer
manufacturer=Heinkel Flugzeugwerke
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status=out of service
primary user="Luftwaffe"
more users=National Socialist Flyers Corps "Slovenské vzdušné zbrane"
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number built= lost to history"The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" Editors: Paul Eden & Soph Moeng, (Amber Books Ltd. Bradley's Close, 74-77 White Lion Street, London, NI 9PF, 2002, ISBN 0-7607-3432-1), 1152 pp.]
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The Heinkel He 72 Kadett was a German single-engine biplane basic training airplane of the 1930s.

Development

The "Kadett" was designed in 1933 to meet an official requirement for a basic trainer. It was a single-bay biplane of fabric-covered, metal construction with open cockpits, a staggered single-bay biplane wing, a strut-braced tail unit, and fixed landing gear with tailskid. The prototype was powered by a 104 kW (140 bhp) Argus As 8B inline engine."The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" Editors: Paul Eden & Soph Moeng, (Amber Books Ltd. Bradley's Close, 74-77 White Lion Street, London, NI 9PF, 2002, ISBN 0-7607-3432-1), 1152 pp.]

The first production model, the He 72A retained the As 8B engine in early batches, but later production aircraft had an As 8R of 112 kW (150 bhp). The He 72A was superseded by the He 72B, which was the major production version. This was powered by a 120 kW (160 bhp) Siemens-Halske Sh 14A engine. The He 72B was produced as the He 72B-1 landplane and He 72BW Seekadett (sea cadet) twin-float seaplane. The civil development was the He 72B-3 Edelkadett (noble cadet)."The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" Editors: Paul Eden & Soph Moeng, (Amber Books Ltd. Bradley's Close, 74-77 White Lion Street, London, NI 9PF, 2002, ISBN 0-7607-3432-1), 1152 pp.]

Operational history

The "Kadett" entered service with National Socialist Flyers Corps before the formation of the "Luftwaffe". Later it became a standard basic trainer with the "Luftwaffe". Slovak forces used it in the attack role."The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" Editors: Paul Eden & Soph Moeng, (Amber Books Ltd. Bradley's Close, 74-77 White Lion Street, London, NI 9PF, 2002, ISBN 0-7607-3432-1), 1152 pp.]

Variants

*He 72A Kadett : Initial production version.
*He 72B :
*He 72B-1 :
*He 72B-3 Edelkadett : Civil adaptation of He 72B-1. 30 built.
*He 72BW Seekadett : Twin-float seaplane. Prototype only.
*He 172 - He 72B with NACA cowling. Prototype only in 1934.

Operators

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*National Socialist Flyers Corps
*"Luftwaffe";flag|Slovakia|1938
*"Slovenské vzdušné zbrane"

pecifications (He 72B-1)

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crew=Two
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length main= 24 ft 7¼ in
length alt= 7.50 m
span main= 29 ft 6¼ in
span alt= 9.00 m
height main= 8 ft 10¼ in
height alt= 2.70 m
area main= 222.82 ft²
area alt= 20.70 m²
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empty weight main= 540 kg
empty weight alt= 1,191 Lb
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max takeoff weight main= 865 kg
max takeoff weight alt= 1,907 lb
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engine (prop)= BMW-Bramo Siemens-Halske Sh 14A
type of prop=7-cylinder radial engine
number of props=1
power main= 160 hp
power alt= 119 kW
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max speed main= 100 kt / 115 mph
max speed alt= 185 km/h
cruise speed main= 92 kt / 106 mph
cruise speed alt= 170 km/h
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never exceed speed main=
never exceed speed alt=
range main= 256 nm / 295 mi
range alt= 475 km
ceiling main= 11,485 ft
ceiling alt= 3,500 m
climb rate main= 180 m/min
climb rate alt= 591 ft/min
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ee also

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*Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann
*de Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth
*Tachikawa Ki-17

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