German mechanics working on disassembled recce plan Henschel of Luftwaffe’s observation unit on an airport on North African airfield employed also by Italian Air Force. Note indeed, in background, the tail of an Italian aircraft, perhaps a Caproni,
Henschel Hs The Henschel Hs 126 was a German two-seat reconnaissance and observation aircraft of World War II that was derived from the Henschel Hs The pilot was seated in a protected cockpit under the parasol wing and the gunner in an open rear cockpit.
A Deutsches Afrikakorps officer exchanging perhaps a message (the aircraft’s strut mask the type of object) with the pilot of a Luftwaffe’s observation plane Henschel Hs of The Hs 126 remained in service in North Africa until August 1942
This is without any doubt the weirdest aircraft design I have ever seen. Three ramjet engines on the end of each rotor blade thingy moves the rotor and propels the plane. Never made it off the drawing boards.