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Germany's Heinkel He 112 fighter

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  • Heinkel He 112 fighter
  • Heinkel He 112 fighter

Design

The Heinkel He 112 design lost out to the Messerschmitt Bf 109.1

Production

  • Heinkel He 112: ~301

Usage

Spanish Civil War

The Heinkel He 112 was used in the Spanish Civil War.1 Eighteen were eventually sold to Spain.1

Japan

Japan originally ordered 30 of the He 112s but then reduced it to twelve.1

Specifications

  Heinkel He 112
Type Fighter2
Crew 12
Engine (Type) Daimler Benz DB 6001
Junkers Jumo 210G2
Cooling Liquid2
Net HP 7002, 1,1001
Dimensions  
Span 29' 10"2, 30'1
Length 30' 6"1,2
Height 12' 7"2
Weight  
Normal load 4,950 lb2
Performance  
Speed 320 mph1,2
Range 530 miles2
Armament  
Nose 2: MG2
Wings 2: MG2

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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