Top List Heinkel He-111 Luftwaffe Aircraft Bomber model kits
Heinkel 111 was one of the leading aircraft bombers of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. Heinkel 111 was participated during the Spanish Civil War. Here we have selected some of the best model kits that present this historical aircraft bomber at different scales, from Heinkel 111 at 1/444 scale to 1/72 and 1/48 scales, as well as some books that explain the history and operations she participated in. During He-111s participated in many and variate missions from standard mid-level bombing and naval torpedo operations to the less known but ultra-secret missions as V-1 Doodlebug launch platforms.
HEINKEL He 111: The Early Years – Fall of France, Battle of Britain and the Blitz
Considered to be the best known German bomber of the Second Wold War, the Heinkel He 111 served in every military front in the European theater, having first being deployed in the Spanish Civil War in 1936. It then saw extensive service in the invasion of Poland, the Norweigan campaign and the invasion of the Low Countries and France in 1940. When the Luftwaffe was tasked with destroying Britain’s ability to resist invasion in 1940, the He 111 formed almost half of the Gruppen employed by Luftflotte 2 and Luftflotte 3. When the Luftwaffe switched to attacking cities and industrial sites the Heinkel 111 was widely employed, with raids against targets such as London, Coventry, Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool. In this selection of unrivaled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the early years of the war – particularly the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkrieg in the West, the Battle of Britain and the very early stages of the Blitz – are portrayed and brought to life.
Heinkel HE 111 P Plastic Model Kit (Revell)
Although it was designed to resemble an everyday transport aircraft, the Heinkel He 111’s true purpose was to act as a fast medium bomber for the Luftwaffe. Distinguishing features of the “P” variant included a Daimler-Benz DB-601A-1 water-cooled engine and a redesigned nose section that was equipped to carry an MG 15 machine gun. Over 6,500 He 111s were built in all, making it the most-produced German bomber aircraft of World War II.
At the start of the Second World War the Heinkel 111 was the most powerful medium range bomber in the world. With a maximum speed of 410 km/h (255 mph) it was faster than most fighters of the period. After the Ju 88 of which a total 6200 were built, the He 111P was the Luftwaffe’s most prolific bomber during the Second World War. Even though it was inferior when compared to all of the allied bombers, it was still in production until the Autumn of 1944. The concept of the He 111 was based on a fast passenger aircraft for the Lufthansa. It could carry ten passengers and completed its maiden flight in February 1935. The urgent requirement for a medium bomber finally led to the He 111 being modified and introduced as the standard Luftwaffe bomber. The He 111 had its first taste of action during the Spanish Civil War. Out of the initial stepped nose with limited forward visibility now evolved a bomber with a fully glazed asymmetric glass nose section that was later to become the trademark of the He 111. This version received the designation He 111P and went into mass production in 1938 as the P-1. Experience with this model led to the more powerful P-2 which in the summer of 1939 gradually replaced the P-1 within the Luftwaffe. A particular characteristic of the P-Series was the housing for eight ESAC vertical bomb magazines in the bomb-bay. For propulsion, the P-2 received two Daimler-Benz DB 601A engines each developing 110 Bhp. The He 111 bore the brunt of the attacks during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Model details: Detailed Surfaces with engraved Panel Joints; Detailed Cockpit and Instrument Panel; Control Column and Bomb-aiming Unit; Pilots Seat with extensive control mechanisms on the Cockpit Floor; Structured side walls; Nose Machine-Gun and detailed Bomb-aimers compartment; Bomb-bay with vertical Magazines; 8 SC 250 Bombs; Navigators Station with Equipment Table; MG15 in a Ventral Bay; Tail-wheel with detailed linkage and Detailed Cowling’s.
1/144 scale HE-111 Heinkel
HE-111 H6 “Heinkel” Model Kit (1/144 Scale)
First developed in the 1930’s as an airliner, the HE-111 became one of the most widely used medium bombers employed by the German Luftwaffe in WWII. The aircraft was deployed in every theatre of action and used by several nations allied with Nazi Germany.
Heinkel He 111 Walk Around
The Heinkel 111 saw service on all of Germany’s military fronts in the European Theater of WWII. The 111 entered the war as a medium bomber, supporting Wehrmacht ground campaigns. After the tide in the conflict had turned against the Reich, and air superiority had been achieved by the Allies, the aircraft was largely relegated to transport functions. This iconic warplane had its origins as a cutting-edge civil airliner in the mid-1930s, but war was looming and it was adapted for use as a bomber. The first mass-produced versions, the He 111E and F, served in the Condor Legion with Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, paving the way to further military engagement once WWII broke out. Although produced in large numbers and exported to many countries before and during the war, few examples survive today.
Heinkel He-111 H-6 1:72 Military Aircraft Model Kit
Addressing many of the shortcomings of the earlier versions, the Heinkel He.III ‘H’ series was produced in greater numbers than any other variant. With greater power from the Jumo 211 engines, better defensive armament and heavier weapons loads, these aircraft were used right up until the last days of the war. Although the Heinkel He III was no longer classed as an adequate attack bomber on the Western Front by 1941, it did go on to serve with distinction in a variety of different roles and in every theatre of Luftwaffe operation. Successive upgrades allowed the aircraft to deliver a more effective weapons payload, whilst also providing the crew with much better defensive armament. The internal weapons bay was no longer used to carry bombs, but was converted to house an additional fuel tank, which allowed for much longer patrols and was particularly useful for maritime operations. Perhaps the most interesting missions carried out by ‘H’ model Heinkel He IIIs was that of the torpedo carrying maritime attack bomber. Used in both the Battle of the Atlantic and against targets in the Mediterranean and on the Eastern Front, Luftwaffe units enjoyed notable successes against Allied shipping, until the weight of Allied air superiority began to take its toll of experienced torpedo bombing crews. As less experienced crews began to fly these missions, success rates plummeted and loss rates continued to cause concern.
Heinkel He 111: An Illustrated History
The Heinkel He 111 was the most recognizable German bomber aircraft of World War 2. This book forms a heavyweight study of its development and operational history, exploring the many variants of this famous and long-serving Luftwaffe bomber aircraft. The text is illustrated by several hundred rare photographs, manufacturer’s handbook data, scale line drawings and specially commissioned color artwork.
The He 111 was a mainstay of the Luftwaffe bomber force. Rugged and flexible, it first saw operational deployments in the Spanish Civil War with the Legion Condor in the late 1930s, and subsequently in World War 2. It was used on every single battle front, from the early Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939/40 through to the Mediterranean and the vast theater that was Russia. The appeal of the He 111 as a combat aircraft -especially to modellers- is due to its widely dispersed service and as such, its variants and the wide array of armament and equipment with which they were fitted as well as their various markings and camouflage schemes are covered. This book represents the single most comprehensive study of the He 111 ever published.
Heinkel He-111 ADC 004 World War II Combat Aircraft Photo Archive – Early Variants A – G and J of He-111
1:32 Scale Heinkel He 111 P
He 111 Kampfgeschwader in the West
Originally designed in the mid-1930s as a fast airliner that could be easily adapted for the bombing role, the He 111 first saw action in Spain with the Legion Condor during the civil war. By the time Germany invaded Poland, more than 700 were in service with the Luftwaffe’s Kampfgeschwadern, and they were used with devastating effect during the fall of Poland and France. However, the He 111 met its match during the Battle of Britain when over 240 were lost. It then became a night-time pathfinder, guiding in the bigger bombers during the Blitz. Elsewhere, He 111s filled a number of roles including acting as torpedo bombers against convoys and as reconnaissance platforms. This book charts the full story of the deployment of the He 111 in the western theatre of Word War II, including their last missions as V-1 Doodlebug launch platforms.
1:48 Heinkel He 111H-22
Heinkel He 111 in action – Aircraft No. 184
“Heinkel He III In Action,” Squadron/Signal Publications,
Author: George Punka.
- Paperback book with slick covers and pages.
- Details all aspects of the Heinkel He III aircraft.
- Heavily illustrated with period black-and-white photos.
- Line drawings with pointed details.
- Close-up photos.