YouTube – Henschel 123
Wingspan – upper:
Wingspan – lower:
27 ft. 4 in.
34 ft. 6 in.
26 ft. 3 in.
2- 7.92 mm
2- 20 mm
The Henschel 123 is considered as one of the world’s best attack biplanes. It first saw action in the Spanish Civil War.
In World War II Henschel 123 aircraft were used in Germany, Poland, France, the Balkans, and Russia.
The biplane developed a reputation as a sturdy tactical aircraft. It was used for ground attack until replaced by the Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber. Its air cooled engine and excellent ground handling ability, even from muddy runways, kept it in constant operational readiness during the Russian winter of 1941/42.
Lack of parts, rather than lack of usefulness, ended the career of the attack biplane in mid 1944 because all its jigs and tooling had been scrapped in 1938.
RC Henschel 123
Donald Borton was kind enough to send us the RC Henschel 123 picture shown just above and wrote to tell us: “Tommie Hereford has a 1/5 scale model of the RC Henschel 123. Plans for the 1/5 scale airplane can be obtained from Uncle Willies Plans and Scale Plans & Photo Service.”
Thank you for writing to us Donald.
Pictured immediately above is the fantastic Henschel 123 built by Tommie Herford of RC Universe from Uncle Willie’s Plans. It has a wingspan of 82 in. and a length of 63 in. Tommie uses a Tarus TS-52 engine. All up weight is 33 lbs.
The Henschel 123 ARF from FMS has a wingspan of 40.6 in. with a length of 33.5 in. Construction is of EPO foam and includes flaps. It comes with a 3536 – 850 Kv motor to pull its approximate 35 oz. weight through the sky.
Don Smith has the RC Henschel 123. It has a wingspan of 86 in. and is 67 in. long. Engines can be G-38 or larger.