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He 62, AB-5
Role Reconnaissance seaplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Heinkel, Aichi
First flight 1932

The Heinkel He 62 was a reconnaissance seaplane designed in Germany in the early 1930s. It was a conventional, single-bay biplane with unstaggered wings of equal span. The pilot and gunner sat in tandem, open cockpits. A few aircraft were supplied to Japan, where Aichi built a version as the AB-5, and used it as the basis for the AB-6, but no series production took place. The AB-5 used a locally produced Nakajima Kotobuki in place of the Siemens engine fitted to the German-built aircraft.

Specifications (He 62)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and gunner
  • Length: 8.48 m (27 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.70 m (38 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.67 m (12 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 36.7 m2 (395 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,842 kg (4,068 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,920 kg (6,438 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-built Bristol Jupiter, 336 kW (450 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 235 km/h (147 mph)


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 501. 
  • Nowarra, Heinz (1983). Die deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945. Bonn: Bernard and Graefe. pp. Teil 2, p.173. 

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