German Henschel He-132 Jet Dive Bomber

  • Military Aircraft Of The World
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Designed to be a Multi-Purpose Aircraft, The Henschel Hs-132 was seen by German as both Jet Powered Dive Bomber and Interceptor, to used to defend a crumbling Germany towards the end of World War II (1945). Four Prototypes were actually built. A single Pilot crewed The Hs-132. The Bomber was 30-feet in length with a wingspan of 24-feet. Using a BMW-003 Turbojet, The Hs-132 could produce over 1,700 pounds of thrust. This equaled an airspeed of 435-mph with an operational ceiling of over 19,000-feet. Envisioned to carry 500 to 1,000-pounds of munitions, The Hs-132 also had future 30mm Cannon which could be deployed. Before an actual Bomber could be deployed, The War ended. Captured examples show that an actual Bomber was nearly 80% completed.