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HEINKEL HE111

The Heinkel He 111 was designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter in the early 1930s in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. it masqueraded as a

transport aircraft, though its actual purpose was to provide the Luftwaffe with a fast medium bomber it proved capable of sustaining heavy damage

and remaining airborne. As the war progressed, the He 111 was used in a variety of roles on every front in the European Theatre. It was used as a

strategic bomber during the Battle of Britain, a torpedo bomber during the Battle of the Atlantic, and a medium bomber and a transport aircraft on

the Western, Eastern, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African Fronts

Crew: 5/6, Length: 17.5 m (57' 5") ,Wingspan: 22.60 m (74 ft 2 in) ,Height: 4.10 m (13' 5⅜"), Wing area: 87.60 m² (942.92 ft²),Empty

weight: 5,400 kg (11,905lb lb),Loaded weight: 9,610 kg (21,186 lb), Power plant: 2 × BMW VI liquid-cooled inverted V-12, (660 hp) each.

Maximum speed: 310 km/h (193 mph), Range: 2,400 (1,491 mi),Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,750 ft),Wing loading: 109.7 kg/m² (22.45

lb/ft²)