Was the HS 129 effective?

When available in sufficient quantity and equipped with adequate armament, the Hs 129 proved to be fairly effective against Soviet tanks. Unfortunately for the Germans, there were never more than five squadrons of Hs 129s, and they often carried inadequate weapons.

Why is the HS 129 called the Duck?

The Hs-129-B2, nicknamed the “Panzerknacker” by the Luftwaffe, was an attack aircraft designed by the Henschel Company. The “Duck,” as Warthunder pilots call it, was designed to use minimal materials, offer protection for the pilot from ground to air fire, and make use of lesser quality engines.

What engine was in a Spitfire?

Rolls-Royce Merlin
Rolls-Royce Griffon
Supermarine Spitfire/Engine types

How many guns does a Hs 129 A1 have?

Improvements resulted in the Hs 129 A-1 series, armed with two 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons and two 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 machine guns, along with the ability to carry four 50 kg (110 lb) bombs along the fuselage centreline.

What is the Hs 129 used for?

The Hs 129 is a pure ground attack aircraft, designed mostly to take out tanks and armoured vehicles. The 75 mm BK 7.5 cannon derives from the PaK 40 anti-tank gun and is capable of knocking out medium tanks, while the 7.92 mm LMGs can destroy armoured cars and mobile SPAAs.

How many Hs 129B-3 were made?

Final production variant was the Hs 129B-3 of which approximately 25 were built and which, developed from the Hs 129B-2/R4, substituted an electro-pneumatically operated 75 mm BK 7,5 gun for the PaK 40 (Panzer Abwehr Kanone 40).

What kind of Cannon did the Henschel Hs 129 have?

Produced in 1944, the B-3 variant of the Henschel Hs 129 was installed with the 7.5 cm BK 7,5 cannon, a lighter version of the PaK 40 which already been tested on the Junkers Ju 88. The 7.5 cm BK 7,5 had 12 rounds in a rotary magazine.