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Friday, June 24th 2016, 1:40am

Heinkel He500 Executive Transport and Feeder-liner

The He500 was designed by the Heinkel company as a fast, twin-engine executive transport. A prototype flew in August 1947 with the anticipation of production commencing some time in 1948.

General characteristics

Crew: Two
Capacity: Up to six passengers or equivalent freight
Length: 11.22 metres
Wingspan: 14.95 metres
Height: 4.42 metres
Wing area: 23.69 square metres
Aspect ratio: 9.45:1
Empty weight: 2,102 kilograms
Maximum take-off weight: 3,062 kilograms
Powerplant: Two Hirth HM-508E eight-cylinder inverted Vee inline engines each rated at 290 hp


Maximum speed: 346 kilometres per hour at sea level
Cruise speed: 326 kilometres per hour at 2,750 metres
Stall speed: 109 kilometres per hour
Range: 1,735 kilometres
Service ceiling: 5,900 metres
Rate of climb: 6.8 metres per second