4 decal variants:
1. Heinkel 46C, W.Nr.1140, SA+HS, NSGr.1, Idritsa, Ost Front, Winter 1943 / 1944
2. Heinkel 46C, PR+NM, Störkampfstaffel Südost, Rajlovac, Hptm. Heinz Buss, Summer 1943
3. Heinkel 46C, W.Nr.033, CW+AW, Ogefr. Kurt Ilker,Gefr. Weiser, Störkampfstaffel Croatien, Zalužani, Summer 1943
4. Heinkel 46C, W.Nr.1240, BB+CO, 1./Störkampfgruppe, Luftflotte 6, Orel, Russland, Mai 1943
The He 46 prototype first flew in late 1931; its flight characteristics were good, but design improvements were incorporated. In 1933, production started on the He 46. The first production version, the He 46C-1, featured the improvements added to the prototypes, plus it could carry either a camera or 200 kg (441 lb) of bombs. In September and November 1936, 28 He 46C-1s were given to the Spanish Nationalists. The Germans took the He 46 back to war in 1943, when aircraft were taken from training units and used with squadron-sized Störkampfstaffel units for night-bombing harassment missions over the Soviet Union.