Henschel Hs 126K-6


  • Role: Bomber / Reconnaissance
  • Dimensions: Wingspan 14.50 m, length 10.85 m, height 3.75 m
  • Engine: 1 x Bramo 323A-2 Fafnir (900 hp)
  • Armament: 3 × 7.92mm FN-Browning machine guns, 330 lb of payload
  • Crew: 2
  • Number in service: 16
  • Country of production: Germany
  • Years in service: 1939 – 1941

The 2-seater, light bombing/reconnaissance Henschel Hs 126K-6 was the most modern airplane in his category in the inventory of the Hellenic Air Force in 1940. In total, 16 Henschel were delivered to Dekelia Air Base in December 1939.

The Henschel was one of the few airplanes of that period that was delivered fully equipped, including luxurious editions of translations in the Greek language of the German Maintenance Manuals. It was equipped with 2 fixed machine guns, firing through the propeller’s cycle and a rotary machine gun for the observer as well as various configurations of domestically constructed bombs.

They were used by 3.1 and 3.2 Indipendent Flights in the Greek-Italian War and later merged with the 3rd Observation Squadron. The Henschel Hs 126K-6 undertook observation and reconnaissance missions, while it was often assigned with ground attack missions.