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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.

Production

  • Heinkel He 112: ~30

Usage

Spanish Civil War

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

Japan

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

Specifications

  Heinkel He 112
Type Fighter
Crew 1
Engine (Type) Daimler Benz DB 600
Junkers Jumo 210G
Cooling Liquid
Net HP 700, 1,100
Dimensions  
Span 29' 10", 30'
Length 30' 6"
Height 12' 7"
Weight  
Normal load 4,950 lb
Performance  
Speed 320 mph
Range 530 miles
Armament  
Nose 2: MG
Wings 2: MG

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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