The Henschel Hs 126 was a short range Army Co-operation used by the Germans during the early years of World War 2.
A development of the Hs 122, the Hs 126 proved to be a reliable and sturdy aircraft with excellent STOL capabilities. Much like it's contemporary, the British Lysander, the Hs 126 proved to be very versatile and served in variety of roles including light recon, bombing and utility roles. Most of these machines were deployed on the Eastern front with the remainder being deployed to the Balkans and North Africa. Eventually these machines were replaced by the Fw 189 and they were then used for towing. By 1944-45 the remaining 200 or so survivors were deployed to the Nachtschlacht (night ground attack) wings.