Air Enthusiast 1998-11
L.Andersson - Heinkels for Sweden
The Jaktfalk (Gerfalcon, J 5) attained about the same performance as contemporary foreign fighters.
The modified Jaktfalk (J 6) was fitted with a Jupiter VI engine. No.5207 used as a fighter trainer at F5 in 1931-32.
J 6A Jaktfalk 3219 served with F 3 in 1932-33, but all Jaktfalks were later assigned to F1 at Vasteras.
‘Hansa’ 36 was assembled by the Naval Dockyards in 1923. Note the Lamblin radiators.
One of the nine S 5Cs built at Vasterds between 1933 and 1936.
S 5A 265, with S 3 243 in the background, September 1930. No.265 was the first example completed by CFV at Vasterds.
S 5A 1468 of F1, in the early 1930s. Note the machine gun fixed to the right side of the fuselage.
Beautiful study ofS 5A 2473.
In the early 1930s S 5A 1470 was used for bombing tests.
S 5A 167 of F1 at Vasterds, August 1931.
Svenska Aero built a total of six Heinkel HE 4s for Latvia. No.20 was one of four delivered in 1927.
The first version of the ‘Hansa’, the Caspar S.1, was produced in cooperation between Caspar-Werke in Germany, the Swedish Navy Dockyards and Svenska Aero. This aircraft (s/n 32) was the second built.
No 42, the first Heinkel S.II, built by Svenska Aero in 1924.
In April 1934 float tests were made with S 5A 2458.
Heinkel HE 5 (S 5) 252 belonged to the first batch built by Svenska Aero in 1927. This version had a crew of three.
Close-up of the Nohab My VI of the S 5C version with the Townend ring removed.
Heinkel HD 16 (T1) 220, one of the two torpedo-bombers ordered from Warnemunde and delivered in 1928-29.
The Heinkel HD 14 torpedo-bomber was tested in Sweden in 1925, but was not accepted due to insufficient performance.
Heinkel HD 24 (Sk 4) seaplane trainer 201, one of the two original Heinkel-built examples.
The Heinkel HD 35 trainer was delivered to Flygkompaniet as a prototype in 1926.
Although looking rather smashed up, this Heinkel HD.36 (Sk 6) was later repaired and returned into service with F 5 at Ljungbyhed.
The Heinkel HE 3 was called ‘Paddan’ (Toad) by the pilots of Marinens Flygvasende. Two were obtained to be used as trainers.
The Heinkel HD 19 (J 4) was a two-seat fighter floatplane intended for local defence of coastal forts and the ships of the Navy. Two were acquired from Heinkel and four were built by Svenska Aero.
The Pirat (O 7) advanced trainer was the first of Svenska Aero’s own designs. No.210 was completed in 1929 and delivered to F2 at Hagernds.
One example of the Pirat trainer was delivered to Latvia in 1929. It was normally used as a floatplane, but could also be fitted with a wheeled undercarriage.
There were two versions of the Falk (Falcon) trainer. The Skolfalk was fitted with a Mongoose engine and was intended for primary training.