4 decal variants:
1. Heinkel 46 E-2Un, F-303, Raven Squadron, Budapest-Mátyásföld, Hungary April 1941
2. Heinkel 46 E-2Un, F-315, II. Lucifer Recon Squadron, war against Slovakia, March 1939
3. Heinkel 46 E-2Un, F.3+22, 102/1. Night bomber Sqd., Hungary 1944
4. Heinkel 46 E-2U, transport fly to Hungary, 1938
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.