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ground attack
880 hp
27 ft. 4 in.
34 ft. 6 in.
26 ft. 3 in.
3,320 lbs.
4,890 lbs.
2- 7.92 mm
2- 20 mm
1,000 lbs.
168 mph
210 mph
3,000 fpm
29,500 feet
535 miles

Henschel Hs-123
Henschel Hs-123

The Henschel Hs-123 was one of the world's best attack biplanes. It first saw action in the Spanish Civil War.

In World War II Henschel Hs-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.

Henschel Hs-123
Henschel Hs-123 - Hereford

The Henschel Hs-123 certainly looks like it would make a good rc airplane, however we have not seen many modeled.

Donald Borton was kind enough to send us three of the Henschel Hs-123 pictures on this page and wrote to tell us: "Tommie Hereford has a 1/5 scale model of the Henschel Hs-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 and in the first two pictures below is the fantastic Henschel Hs-123 built by Tommie Herford of RC Universe from Uncle Willie's Plans. It has a wingspan of 82" and a length of 63". Tommie uses a Tarus TS-52 engine. All up weight is 33 lbs.

You can find the Henschel HS-123 kit from Uncle Willies Plans for sale at Kit Cutters. Plans are available separately.

The bottom picture is of the Henschel Hs-123 built from a kit by Kit Cutters. It is a Don Smith design with a wingspan of 86" that is 67" long. Engines can be G-38 or larger.

RC Store has a Henschel Hs-123 Control Line Airplane that can be converted to radio control. Wingspan is 34" and length is 24". Power can be a .29 to .35 engine.

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Henschel Hs-123- Tommie Herford

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Henschel Hs-123 - Uncle Willies

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Henschel Hs-123 - Don Smith

At You Tube kanwakyudaig posted a video of his scratch built Henschelel Hs-123. It has a 75" wingspan weighs around 14 1/2 lbs. He powers it with a O.S. 1.20 engine.

At RC Universe blackpainter aka Reiner posted pictures of his Henschel HS-123 from a Herold Modellbau kit. It has a 60" wingspan. The kit is not longer being produced.

At RC Universe red1 mentions the Henschel Hs-123 in a posting.

In another posting at RC Universe red1 was asking about details of the Henschel Hs-123.

At RC Universe red 1 posted a link to information about the Henschel Hs-123.

At RC Universe red 1 was looking for an engine for the Henschel Hs-123.

At RC Groups georgeg mentions the Henschel Hs-123 in a posting.