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

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


British Bombers