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Heinkel He280 He280

Martin Trnkus

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He280V4 (by LRG database), D-IEXM and Ar234B, ??+AH
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I found some detaits on the photos of He280 D-IEXM:

LRG db states this the V4, coded GJ+CC and D-IEXM, but the
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states:
He280V7
  • Coded as "NU+EB" and "D-IEXM".
  • 4/19/1943: First flight.
  • Flew a total of 115 towed flights. Flew powered with Heinkel-Hirth 109-001 (He-S8) engines until an engine failure, reverting to a glider.
In addition to Wiki engl., the old (1987) Waffenarsenal #108, Heinkel He280 also states that the remains! of He280V4 were found at war's end in Wien-Schwechat (engl. Wiki says even soc in Hörsching, 10.01.1944). Further on WA states the unpowered glider! was used as a highspeed research glider.

Under the aft rim of the canopy slider is a "V7" visible.

If this is indeed an unpowered glider, could the color be ivory or cream?
 

Norbert Schuchbauer

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For those interested:
He280V1 DL+AS Erpr.Stelle Rechlin crashed on 13-Jan-1943 damaged 85%.
He280V2 GJ+CA Hs S 8 A angines and later Jumo 004. 26-Apr-1943 damaged 80%.
He280V3 GJ+CB Hs S 8 A engines. Off airport landing on 08-Feb-1943. 31-Jul-1943 again serviceable.
He280V4 GJ+CD originally with BMW 003 engines. Then in 1943 originally with 4 then 6 and finally with 8 Argus As 014.
He280V5 tests with He S 8 A and BMW 003 engines.
He280V6 NU+EA tests with BMW 003 engines
He280V7 NU+EB (D-IEXM) was with DFS in Ainring. In 1943 was used for high speed tests with Jumo 004 engines and reached 750km/h. Then reverted to glider tests.
He280V8 NU+EC was with DFS Ainring test with Jumo 004 engines and V tail
He280V9 test with BMW 003 engines. Was supposed to get He S 011 engines bit this did not materialize.
 

Göran Larsson

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Post #7: Norbert in post #3 has it as:

"He280V7 NU+EB (D-IEXM) was with DFS in Ainring. In 1943 was used for high speed tests with Jumo 004 engines and reached 750km/h. Then reverted to glider tests."

I note that in the listing of civilian codes
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it is said to be the He280V4 and not He280V7. Stkz in the listing given as GJ+CC instead of NU+EB. Correction needed?

I note the "V7" marking on the fuselage seen on this photo.
 
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