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HD 22
Role Civil trainer
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel, Manfred Weiss
First flight 1926
Primary users Hungarian Air Force
U.S. Army Air Corps

The Heinkel HD 22 was a trainer designed in Germany during the 1920s. It was a conventional single-bay biplane with staggered wings braced with N-type interplane struts. The pilot and instructor sat in tandem, open cockpits, and the main units of the fixed, tailskid undercarriage were linked by a cross-axle. The main producer of the type was Manfred Weiss in Hungary, who built the design to equip the Hungarian Air Force, which was at that time masquerading as civil flying clubs. Around 30 aircraft were purchased, making this the most significant user of the type. One HD 22 was purchased by the US Army Air Corps for use by the US military attache in Germany.


United States


General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 8.30 m (27 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.00 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.78 m (12 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 34.8 m2 (375 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,050 kg (2,320 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,550 kg (3,420 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW IV, 240 kW (320 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (120 mph)
  • Range: 950 km (590 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,300 m (17,400 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min)

See also


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 498. 

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