Air International 1980-12
??? - Henschel Hs 129 ... der geflugelte Buchsenoffner /Warbirds/
The infantry assault emblem was stencilled on the nose of many Hs 129B CAS aircraft, as seen above. The Revi C 12/C was mounted asymmetrically to starboard ahead of the windscreen.
Art Hs 129B-1 of 4./Sch.G.2 in process of being towed along a road in the vicinity of Tripoli in December 1942. Tow wires are attached to each mainwheel axle and alignment of the tailwheel is ensured by means of a manually-directed bar and yoke.
Hs 129B-2/R2 aircraft of IV(Pz)./SG 9 at Czernovitz in March 1944. The photo shows the aircraft being refuelled and re-armed.
A pair of Hs 129s with tank-busting equipment fly over. The 30mm and 37mm belly cannon were quite adequate to disable a Russian tank when the shells were placed on the engine covers of the tanks where the armor was not as thick as on the turrets, sides or fronts of the vehicles. Judging from the large number of Soviet tanks destroyed in this manner, the Hs 129 was quite successful.
Henschel Hs 129B-2
Hs 129A-0; Hs 129B-2/R2; Hs 129B-2/Wa; Hs 129B-3/Wa
Hs 129B-1/R4