The Henschel Hs 126B was produced by the Henschel Flugzeugw company. The aircraft had a maximum speed of 221 mph (356 km) and had a range of 447 miles (720 km). It was 35 ft 7 in (10.85 m) long with a wingspan of 47 ft 7 in (14.50 m). The aircraft was armed with 2 machine-guns and could carry 330 lb (150 kg) of bombs.
The Luftwaffe used the Henschel Hs 126B as a reconnaissance aeroplane during the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. The aircraft performed badly against the Royal Air Force and production came to an end in 1941. After that date existing aircraft tended to be used on the Eastern Front.