Striking by Night
Heinkel He 219 Uhu
The twin-engine Uhu (owl) was a purpose-built night-fighter. Its advanced design made it fast and manoeuvrable, and it was very heavily armed. Only about 250 were produced. Had more been available, they might have had a heavy impact on British bombing tactics.
Heinkel He 219A-7/R1 Uhu Type Night-fighter Wingspan 18.5 metres Length 15.3 metres Engines Two Daimler-Benz DB 603G engines of 1,900 horsepower Armament Six 30-millimetre cannon; two 20-millimetre machine-guns Crew Two