Race planes of the thirties - The Heinkel He 64

By Willie Bodenstein



22.01.2023

The Heinkel He 64 was a sports plane built in Germany in 1933 to participate in the touring plane championships that year, designed by Siegfried and Walter GŁnter.

The He 64s shone in speed-related trials, taking the first three places in the 7,363 km (4,601 mi) Europa Rundflug ("Rally over Europe"), and the first five places in top speed trials. They also had high positions in minimal speed trial. Although no He 64 had won in any of the other categories, these wins were sufficient to gain pilot Fritz Morzik an overall tied second place in the contest.



One He 64C was imported into the United Kingdom in 1933 for flap research, at first with Handley Page then with the Royal Aircraft Establishment until 1935. This aircraft later flew in Rhodesia until 1952.





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