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Heinkel He 111 - North African theatre

60.3k SimplyPlain  1.7 years ago

The Heinkel He-111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter at Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in 1934. Through development it was described as a "wolf in sheep's clothing". Due to restrictions placed on Germany after the First World War prohibiting bombers, it masqueraded as a civil airliner, although from conception the design was intended to provide the nascent Luftwaffe with a fast medium bomber.

Perhaps the best-recognised German bomber due to its distinctive, extensively glazed "greenhouse" nose (which, I might add, was a real b**ch to build), the Heinkel He-111 was the most numerous Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. The bomber fared well until the Battle of Britain, when its weak defensive armament was exposed. Nevertheless, 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.

This particular build is a He-111 for service in North Africa, carrying two SC1000 “Hermann” bombs. For the controls;

  • AG1 : flaps
  • AG2 : assigns control of machine guns/turrets to the VTOL & Trim sliders
  • AG3 : nav lights
  • AG4 : assigns the trim slider to the pitch trim tabs
  • AG5 : (un)locks tail wheel steering
  • AG6 : drops Hermann 1
  • AG7 : drops Hermann 2

Watch out for the “dual use” of the trim slider; when using the turret controls, make sure AG4 is deactivated so that the trim tabs remain in their current position.

Have fun !!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 72.6ft (22.1m)
  • Length 55.2ft (16.8m)
  • Height 19.1ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 19,156lbs (8,689kg)
  • Loaded Weight 22,745lbs (10,317kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.592
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.307
  • Wing Loading 11.2lbs/ft2 (54.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,023.8ft2 (188.0m2)
  • Drag Points 3311

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1434
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    60.3k SimplyPlain

    @hjonk sure, go ahead... see what u can make of it.

    one month ago
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    1,607 hjonk

    @SimplyPlain Could I try to upgrade this as practice? I may post it and I want to make sure it’s ok if I use this as a base

    one month ago
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    39.9k KnightOfRen

    Nice work

    9 months ago
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    60.3k SimplyPlain

    @Fartspoppop sorry 'bout that. Works smoothly on my not-so-new iPhone 6, anyway.

    1.6 years ago
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    1,162 F1boss2018

    There are 1434 parts and my device can’t hold that many parts@SimplyPlain

    1.6 years ago
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    60.3k SimplyPlain

    @Fartspoppop how so, "many"..?

    1.6 years ago
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    1,162 F1boss2018

    Y are there so many parts@SimplyPlain

    1.6 years ago
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    60.3k SimplyPlain

    @Fartspoppop Be my guest. Suggest u leave the wings and engines, though ;)

    1.6 years ago
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    1,162 F1boss2018

    Can u cut the part count in half

    1.6 years ago
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    Lol

    1.6 years ago
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    Dang dude! Nice job on this!

    1.6 years ago
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    8,589 Sparky6004

    Ah ok. I figured it was one of the + H-13 variations. Wishing there was still a H-16 flying atleast but I guess video games is all we got eh? Still awesome tho

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    60.3k SimplyPlain

    @WolfSpark Thanks! Some models actually had the DL 131 electrically powered turret, also found on other German bombers. Makes a bit more sense than the earlier design, where the gunner had to choose between only firing to the aft or being exposed to the elements.

    1.6 years ago
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    7,765 Kangy

    The engine smoke is so realistic! heck even war thunder doesn't have that stuff, This is the best He 111 i've ever seen on this site by a mile.

    1.6 years ago
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    8,589 Sparky6004

    Finally someone got it right!
    I love it
    Except the top gunner position. I don’t think any of them had a rotating turret
    Awesome tho

    1.7 years ago
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    12.5k FeatherWing

    @SimplyPlain
    no I get it, i'm just putting it out there because I can >:3

    1.7 years ago
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    60.3k SimplyPlain

    @ND40X well... just google "sc1000 hermann"...

    1.7 years ago
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    Mod Seeras

    Perfection.

    1.7 years ago
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    12.5k FeatherWing

    I'm not going to lie, the bomb to me looks a bit like the Fritz X bomb, but regardless, well done :3

    1.7 years ago
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    3,376 PhoenixZeMan

    this is simply perfect!

    1.7 years ago
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    What a beauty, awesome!

    1.7 years ago
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    27.4k goboygo1

    This is... like... perfect?

    1.7 years ago
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    28.0k ChiChiWerx

    @SimplyPlain ok, yeah, I see it now, not immediately clear from the instructions and a bit complex, but it's there.

    1.7 years ago
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    60.3k SimplyPlain

    @ChiChiWerx yep... but you have to activate AG4 for that. The trim slider is also used for turret control, so...

    1.7 years ago
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    28.0k ChiChiWerx

    Hi...does this thing have trim?

    1.7 years ago
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