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|Specification Hs 123 A-1|
|Upper wing span, m||10.50|
|Lower wing span||10.50|
|Wing area, m²||24.85|
|1 PE BMW 132 Dc, power h.p.||880|
|Maximum speed/H, km/h /m||340/1200 m|
|Maximum rate of climb, m/min||900|
|Cruising speed, km / h||315|
|Service ceiling, m||9,000|
|Service range, km||815|
Armament: two MG 17 7.9 mm machine guns above the cockpit; underwing holders for four 50 kg bombs, two containers with 92.2 kg fragmentation bombs or two nacelles for MG FF 20 mm cannons
Hs 123A-1 . The first deliveries of serial Hs 123A-1s began in the summer of 1936, the aircraft entered service with the 1st group of dive bombers of the 16th squadron "Immelman". A BMW 132 Dc was used as the power plant, and the armament consisted of two MG 17 machine guns mounted above the cockpit. A 250-kilogram bomb was suspended between the front landing gear, and four 50-kilogram bombs could be carried on the underwing pylons.
Powerplant. 9-cylinder BMW 132 Dc radial engine with takeoff power of 656 kW (880 hp) and 649 kW (870 hp) at 2500 m.
Five Hs 123A-1s were sent to Spain for combat evaluation on the side of the Spanish nationalists, but after their debut in early 1937 they were mainly used to engage ground targets. The aircraft have proven themselves well in this role, providing substantial support to the ground forces and despite the lack of any communication with them. Spain purchased all five aircraft and ordered eleven more.