Heinkel He 71

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He 71
Heinkel He 71 B L'Aerophile May 1933.jpg
Role Single-seat monoplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel
First flight 1933
Number built 1

The Heinkel He 71 was a German single-seat monoplane, a smaller version of the two-seat Heinkel He 64.[1] A low-wing monoplane with a fixed conventional landing gear, the prototype first flew with an open cockpit and a 60 hp (45 kW) Hirth HM 60 engine.[1] It was later modified with an enclosed cabin and a 78 hp (58 kW) Hirth HM 4 engine.[1] With additional fuel tanks to increase range it was used by German aviator Elly Beinhorn on a flight around Africa.[1]

Specifications (He 71B)[edit]

Heinkel He 71 B 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile May 1933

Data from [1]The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hirth HM 4, 58 kW (78 hp)


  • Range: 2410 km (1498 miles)



  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 2138
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.