German Henschel Hs 126 reconnaissance plane

German Henschel Hs.126 reconnaissance plane

Henschel Hs 126 in the early 1940s, is hopelessly outdated, but the Luftwaffe to the beginning of the war was 275 aircraft of this model. Low-speed and poorly armed archaic plane became easy prey for the Soviet fighters, so rather quickly Hs-126 began to be used only at night. Of them even formed part of the light night bombers, following the example of Russian U-2 (Po-2). Some Henschel Hs.126 aircraft survived until the end of World War II.

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